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Learning how to extend #RStudio by reading books

December 17, 2016
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Learning how to extend #RStudio by reading books

This post is part of a series of "learning everything with R: An R book list". You can clink on this link to see other relevant posts. RStudio probably is the most popular interface to use R. But it definitely does not just serve as a code editor (than...

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Learning R programming by reading books: A book list #rstats

November 26, 2016
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Learning R programming by reading books: A book list #rstats

R is an open-source software package and rapidly increases its popularity in both industry and academics. Google trend is probably the best tool to show you how popular R is since it allows us to rank the search interest among five major statistical so...

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A book list of Learning financial data analysis using R #Rstats #Finance

September 28, 2016
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A book list of Learning financial data analysis using R #Rstats #Finance

As R is more and more popular in the industry as well as in the academics for analyzing financial data. For people unfamiliar with R, this post suggests some books for learning financial data analysis using R. From our teaching and learning R experien...

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Visualization with R: Time plots #rstats

September 23, 2016
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Visualization with R: Time plots #rstats

R is a great tool to visualize your data: it is free to use and has lots packages to make beautiful plots. In this post, we gonna teach you how to make time plots to visualize stock returns with data from Yahoo finance. For those not familiar with how to automatically download data from Yahoo...

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Learning R for FREE: Free online resources

February 17, 2016
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Learning R for FREE: Free online resources

R is an open-source software package and rapidly increases its popularity in both industry and academics. Google trend is probably the best tool to show you how popular R is since it allows us to rank the search interest among five major statistical software packages. You...

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R interfaces for people from beginners to professionals

May 27, 2015
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R interfaces for people from beginners to professionals

You may consider R as a big calculator running on different operating systems (Windows, Apple, Unix...). The original interface for R is too simple, so many interfaces are developed for different needs. I will introduce three interfaces of R for people from beginners to...

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Learning everything with R: An R book list

May 27, 2015
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Learning everything with R: An R book list

R is not easy to learn in the beginning, especially for people getting used to some click-and-point commercial softwares.  However, as an economist (also see this post) points out the serious question about the computing with some commercial softwares, we need to give some thoughts about it and try to use other software to confirm...

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EXCEL, SPSS, and R: your essential tools for doing quantitative researches.

January 28, 2015
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Without no doubts, a researcher should several nice tools to handle their data, and testify their results. EXCEL, SPSS, and R represent different stages for doing a research.1. EXCELMost data retrieved from a database has a excel format like xls or xlsx. We probably spend lots time on cleaning missing values and doing some simple valuable transformations with EXCEL.2.

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