Happy New Year! A look at the top posts from 2014.

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Happy New Year everyone! Another year has come and gone, and this blog has just entered its seventh year of publication. (Once again, I missed the anniversary back on December 9.) Thanks to everyone who has supported this blog over the past 6 years by reading, sharing and commenting on our posts. And an extra- special thanks to all of the guest bloggers who have contributed this year. 

2014 was a busy year for the blog, with a 30% increase in users and a 25% increase in page views compared to 2013. The most popular posts of the year, starting with the most popular, were:

  1. The Fourier Transform, explained in one sentence. (This was a clear favourite, having made it to the front pages of both Reddit and Hacker News.)
  2. Statistics: Losing Ground to CS, Losing Image Among Students, by Norm Matloff
  3. R skills attract the highest salaries
  4. 3D Plots in R, by Joseph Rickert
  5. In data scientist survey, R is the most-used tool (other than databases)
  6. Getting Started with Hidden Markov Models in R, by Joseph Rickert
  7. Quantitative Finance Applications in R – 3: Plotting xts Time Series, by Dan Hanson
  8. Fast and easy data munging, with dplyr
  9. An R “meta” book, by Joseph Rickert
  10. Easy data maps with R: the choroplethr package

And to prove that “popularity” is a difficult thing to predict, here are a few fun or interesting posts from last year I thought would get more attention than they did:

Here's to another great year in 2015!


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