Revolution Newsletter: November 2012

November 16, 2012 | David Smith

The most recent edition of the Revolution Newsletter is out. The news section is below, and you can read the full November edition (with highlights from this blog and community events) online. You can subscribe to the Revolution Newsletter to get it monthly via email. Now Available: Revolution R Enterprise 6.1 ... [Read more...]

Coursera’s free online R course starts today

September 24, 2012 | David Smith

Coursera offers a number of on-line courses, all available for free and taught by experts in their fields. Today, the course Computing for Data Analysis begins. Taught by Johns Hopkins Biostatistics professor (and co-author of the Simply Statistics blog) Roger Peng, the course will teach you how to program in ... [Read more...]

New courses from R gurus

May 14, 2012 | David Smith

Looking to learn R, or to expand your R skills for data visualization or package development? Here are some R courses presented by the experts you may be interested in: June 19-20: Visualization in R with ggplot2. This course presented by Garrett Grolemund & Dr. Winston Chang of Rice University is ... [Read more...]

Pre-conference tutorials announced for useR! 2012

January 30, 2012 | David Smith

The worldwide R user conference, useR! 2012, will take place this year June 12-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to the regular program of invited and contributed talks, a highlight of every useR! is the pre-conference tutorials: hand-on, half-day in-depth expert-led sessions with a focused on a specific area of methodology ... [Read more...]

Course: Financial Data Modeling and Analysis in R

November 28, 2011 | David Smith

The University of Washington is holding a web-based course which will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about financial modeling with R: Financial Data Modeling and Analysis in R (AMATH 542) is a comprehensive introduction to the R statistical programming language for computational finance offered by the University ... [Read more...]

R Development Master Class with Hadley Wickham

November 14, 2011 | David Smith

Hadley Wickham, R guru and author of several popular R packages (ggplot2 and plyr, to name just two), will present his 2-day R Development Master Class in New York City, December 12-13. This two-day course offers expert instruction in R programming and package development, and is ideal for anyone looking ... [Read more...]

Upcoming R training classes, live from the experts

August 5, 2011 | David Smith

Revolution Analytics is hosting several hands-on R training classes over the next few months, with in-person instruction from two leading package authors and experts from the R community. Diethelm Würtz from ETH Zurich will give a two-day master class on Portfolio Selection and Optimization in Practice. Prof Würtz ... [Read more...]

New online R courses from

May 26, 2011 | David Smith

Online training provider has introduced a couple of new R-related courses which are well worth checking out. These are all self-paced on-line courses, with materials by and interactive feedback from leading R gurus. Current R users looking to take their programming skills to the next level will be ... [Read more...]

Some upcoming R courses

March 18, 2011 | David Smith

A couple of quick notes about some upcoming R courses: In Vancouver, Canada, R trainer Isabella Ghement is presenting two R courses: An Introduction to the Statistical Software Package R, 8:30am-4:30pm, March 30-31, 2011, Vancouver, B.C., Canada ( Advanced Statistical Modeling Using the ... [Read more...]

Course: Machine Learning with R

February 22, 2011 | David Smith

Starting on March 5 at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View (CA), Mike Bowles and Patricia Hoffmann will present a course on Machine Learning where R will be the "lingua franca" for looking at homework problems, discussing them and comparing different solution approaches. The class will begin at the level of ... [Read more...]

R courses from

February 7, 2011 | David Smith

If you're looking for some in-depth training in R, here are some upcoming courses presented by R gurus and hosted by 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 (... [Read more...]

Machine Learning and Data Mining with R

December 13, 2010 | David Smith

The San Francisco Bay Area ACM runs several courses on data mining and machine learning with R. Machine Learning 101 deals primarily with supervised learning problems, and Machine Learning 102 covers unsupervised learning and fault detection. Machine Learning 101 & 102 were most recently presented by Mike Bowles & Tricia Hoffman in September, and the lecture ... [Read more...]

The joys of teaching R

November 23, 2010 | xi'an

Just read a funny but much to the point blog entry on the difficulties of teaching proper programming skills to first year students! I will certainly make use of the style file as grading 180 exams is indeed a recurrent nightmare… Filed under: R,... [Read more...]

Upcoming R courses from

October 26, 2010 | David Smith

The online training provider has three great courses based on R coming up in the next few months: Nov. 5 - Dec. 3: "Graphics in R," with Paul Murrell Nov. 20 – Dec. 18: Support Vector Machines in R" with Dr. Lutz Hamel Dec. 17 - Jan. 22: "Geostatistics in R" with Prof. David Unwin ... [Read more...]

Online Certificate Courses in Computational Finance with R

August 25, 2010 | David Smith

As announced on the R-Sig-Finance mailing list, the University of Washington is now offering a three-course online certificate in computational finance, using the R programming language as the software base. The three courses are: Investment Science R Computing for Computational Finance Portfolio Construction and Risk Management The course is presented ... [Read more...]

R workshops in Vancouver

March 12, 2010 | David Smith

Isabella Ghement of the Ghement Statistical Consulting Company is presenting two R workshops in Vancouver, British Columbia: "An Introduction to the Statistical Software Package R" (April 15-16,2010; 8:30am-4:30pm; BCIT; Vancouver) "Advanced Statistical Modeling Using the Statistical Software Package R" (May 20-21, 2010; 8:30am-4:30pm; BCIT; Vancouver) Click the links for ... [Read more...]

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