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Complete list of Coursera courses using R ranked by “popularity”

December 3, 2013
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Complete list of Coursera courses using R ranked by “popularity”

Coursera – an online education startup – has rapidly expanded its curriculum of statistics and data analysis courses. Today, there are already 33 modules directly linked to the field, excluding the courses where statistics and data science are solely used as a supportive tool (e.g. finance). These courses make use of multiple statistical software packages

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R-Fiddle: An online playground for R code

November 20, 2013
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R-Fiddle: An online playground for R code

www.R-fiddle.org is an early stage beta that provides you with a free and powerful environment to write, run and share R-code right inside your browser. It even offers the option to include packages. Since a couple of days it’s gaining more and more traction, and was mentioned on the frontpage of Hacker News. We designed it

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How to run R in the cloud (for teaching)

July 23, 2013
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How to run R in the cloud (for teaching)

Last week, we launched the early stage beta version of our interactive online learning platform for R: DataMind.org. The development of this educational platform required the creation of a new IT infrastructure able to run R in the cloud. In this post, we share our approach and insights on the design of such an application and hope

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Building DataMind: FREE Online Interactive Learning Plaftorm for R

July 11, 2013
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Building DataMind: FREE Online Interactive Learning Plaftorm for R

DataMind is the first free interactive online learning platform for R. Through an in-browser coding environment we offer exercise-based learning-by-doing. Our goal is to build a fun learning experience for data analysis and R, while allowing anyone to create courses! You can check out an early stage beta version at www.DataMind.org ! With DataMind, we focus on three

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?help! Instant R search on Rdocumentation.org

June 26, 2013
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?help! Instant R search on Rdocumentation.org

Last week, I was working on an educational R project when I needed to consult the help files of different R packages and functions online. After doing some Google searches, it appeared to me that finding an easy-to-use tool was not as simple as I had expected. The closest that I got, were the websites

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Survey on R and education

June 12, 2013
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Survey on R and education

Main takeaways from the survey on R in education There is a need to train students in R since large majority of respondents (using R professionally) expect its market share to further increase. Large interest from both academics and students in online interactive R and statistics courses. Highest interest in free courses and only small

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