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Coursera course on computational finance with R

August 26, 2014 | DataCamp

As of today (Tuesday 26th of August), a new session of Professor Eric Zivot’s course on computational finance and financial econometrics starts on Coursera. Just like the previous run of the course, most R labs and R assignments will take place in DataCamp’s interactive learning environment. Designed by ... [Read more...]

Statistical Language Wars: The Infograph

June 3, 2014 | DataCamp

A feature all programming communities have in common is the numerous debates about why their programming language of choice is better, more advanced, faster, holier etc. In today’s data science community, it seems like these discussions are omnipresent with advocates of SAS, SPSS, R, Python, Julia, etc. battling and ... [Read more...]

The new look of learning R

April 28, 2014 | DataCamp

Now that we have reached the milestone of 30,000 (!) enthusiastic R students, and the DataCamp platform is paving its way into academics and professional organizations, we felt it was time to take our design to a higher level. So as of this week, your favourite free learning platform for R tutorials ... [Read more...]

Free interactive R exercises on OpenIntro

April 21, 2014 | DataCamp

DataCamp first to offer free interactive R tutorials via the OpenIntro platform. In one week, the ten-week Coursera course on Data Analysis and Statistical Inference by prof. Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel of Duke University comes to an end. At DataCamp it was one of our first experiences providing interactive R exercises on ... [Read more...]

Get notified when R packages update

April 8, 2014 | DataCamp

Today’s highly active R user base is developing, re-developing, and releasing R packages at a never-before-seen rate. While this is fantastic news for the R community as such, it inevitably also causes growing pains as mentioned before. One of the often cited problems is the painful and time-consuming task ... [Read more...]

April Fools’ Day: The 7 Funniest Data Cartoons

March 31, 2014 | DataCamp

To give this years April Fools’ day a more analytical touch, we decided last week do a little poll on internet cartoons. We asked our friends and colleagues to select their favourite data related cartoon on the web, and organized a voting session to construct a top 5 list. (You can ... [Read more...]

The Stack Overflow R Top 5

March 17, 2014 | DataCamp

Like every start-up in the IT and data science sector, we often find ourselves spending more time on Stack Overflow than on our own site. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Stack Overflow is like a Q&A forum on steroids. It features questions and answers ... [Read more...]

A new series: R-fiddle of the Week

March 11, 2014 | DataCamp

Now that our ‘Learning R’ -series is coming to an end (for those who missed it, have a look at our Twitter or Facebook ), it is time to announce the start of a new series : R-fiddle of the Week. Every week, we will share an R-fiddle link that contains the ... [Read more...]


March 3, 2014 | DataCamp

Quandl is a “wikipedia” for numerical data that allows you to search rapidly through 8 million ready-to-use data sets. At DataCamp we created a free in-browser coding tutorial on how to use the corresponding R package to access Quandl data from within R.    As every real world data analyst knows, finding ... [Read more...]

Two new free interactive courses with R on DataCamp

February 19, 2014 | DataCamp

We’re happy to announce that as of today, DataCamp has added two new and free online interactive courses to its curriculum: ‘Data Analysis and Statistical Inference‘ and ‘Introduction to Computational Finance‘.  They will be the biggest DataCamp courses to date, so we’re very excited to find out what ... [Read more...]
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