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If you're looking for some in-depth training in R, here are some upcoming courses presented by R gurus and hosted by statistics.com to consider: Feb 11: Modeling in R (Sudha Purohit -- more details after the jump) Mar 4: Introduction to R - Data Handling (Paul Murrell) Apr 15: Programming in R (Hadley Wickham) Apr 29: Graphics in R...

R, like all good programming languages, treats functions as first class objects. Users can create functions, pass them as arguments, and have them returned as the result of other computations. You may be familiar with passing functions as arguments if you have used the apply family of functions (i.e. apply, sapply, lapply, mapply). For example, to get get...

"The R-Files" is an occasional series from Revolution Analytics, where we profile prominent members of the R Community. Name: Dirk Eddelbuettel Background: Ph.D. (EHESS, France), Quantitative Analyst Nationality: Canadian Years Using R: About 15 Known for: RQuantlib, Rcpp/RInside, R packaging for Debian/Ubuntu, Task Views for Finance and HPC, CRANberries Dirk Eddelbuettel is an active member of the R community...

I have just discovered yet another public data site www.datamarket.com. Most of the data are time-series. It collects together things like World bank, Eurostat, Gapminder into the one place. It also allows you to download data as csv files or to creat...

Whenever a post on this blog requires some data analysis and perhaps a chart or two, my tool of choice is the versatile statistical programming package R. Developed as an open-source implementation of an engine for the S programming language, R is therefore free. Since commercial mathematical packages can costs thousands of dollars, this alone