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:
- 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.)
- Statistics: Losing Ground to CS, Losing Image Among Students, by Norm Matloff
- R skills attract the highest salaries
- 3D Plots in R, by Joseph Rickert
- In data scientist survey, R is the most-used tool (other than databases)
- Getting Started with Hidden Markov Models in R, by Joseph Rickert
- Quantitative Finance Applications in R – 3: Plotting xts Time Series, by Dan Hanson
- Fast and easy data munging, with dplyr
- An R "meta" book, by Joseph Rickert
- 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:
- Who knows the Oscar winners? The betting markets, probably.
- Playing Threes and 2048 with R
- Accidental aRt
- The beautiful R charts in London: The Information Capital
- Create Fashion Fingerprints with R
Here's to another great year in 2015!