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DataCamp talks @user2015aalborg

Posted on June 29th, 2015.

The team behind DataCamp is getting ready for its third useR! attendance in as many years. This year we will contribute two talks. One on teaching R in class, and another on our testwhat package. Talk One: Teaching R in (an Online) Class Today, over 145,000 people have started a course on DataCamp. In this […]

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15 Easy Solutions To Your Data Frame Problems In R

Posted on June 11th, 2015.

R’s data frames regularly create somewhat of a furor on public forums like Stack Overflow and Reddit. Starting R users often experience problems with the data frame in R and it doesn’t always seem to be straightforward. But does it really need to be so? Well, not necessarily. With today’s post, DataCamp wants to show […]

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Case Study: DataCamp, dplyr, and blended learning

Posted on June 10th, 2015.

Editorial Note: This is a guest blog post by Professor Matthew J. Salganik (Princeton University) in which he describes his experiences using the DataCamp interactive learning platform for blended learning. The article was first published on Wheels on the Bus. Want to use DataCamp in your class as well? Contact us via teach@datacamp.com. DataCamp, dplyr, and blended learning As […]

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New online R tutorial by DataCamp: Intermediate R programming

Posted on June 4th, 2015.

Today the course creation team at DataCamp released a new online R tutorial called Intermediate R. It is the sequel to our infamous Introduction to R tutorial that has been taken by over 60,000 R enthusiasts. This new tutorial combines short videos with in-browser coding exercises to increase your R knowledge even more. Start the new Intermediate […]

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Free Kaggle Machine Learning Tutorial for R

Posted on May 28th, 2015.

Always wanted to compete in a Kaggle competition, but not sure you have the right skill set? We created a free interactive Machine Learning tutorial to help you out! Together with the team behind Kaggle, we have developed a free interactive tutorial on how to apply Machine Learning Techniques that can be used in your Kaggle competitions.  Step by step, […]

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DataCamp R Certifications – Now Available on Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted on May 18th, 2015.

You can now quickly and easily integrate your DataCamp.com course completion certificates with your LinkedIn profile. Showcase any completed DataCamp course on your profile, including our free Introduction to R tutorial. Share with managers, recruiters and potential clients the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired at DataCamp. In just a few clicks, you can show off […]

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Choosing R or Python for data analysis? An infographic

Posted on May 12th, 2015.

I think you’ll agree with me if I say: It’s HARD to know whether to use Python or R for data analysis. And this is especially true if you’re a newbie data analyst looking for the right language to start with. It turns out that there are many good resources that can help you to figure out the […]

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Now you can start every R tutorial for free @DataCamp

Posted on April 16th, 2015.

Want to learn more on topics such as R programming, dplyr, data.table, ggvis, and R Markdown? You can now start every DataCamp Data Science course & R tutorial for free, and discover how much fun it is to learn R in the comfort of your own browser. Try some of our own favourite courses to start […]

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A new interactive interface for learning R online, for free

Posted on April 13th, 2015.

Using the open-source swirl project and RStudio server, DataCamp has created an exciting new online learning interface. Discover a fun collection of free interactive R tutorials covering basic R functions, the apply-family, base graphics, data structures and much more. www.datacamp.com/swirl-r-tutorial Together with the team behind swirl, we want to make it fun and easy to learn R programming […]

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R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R

Posted on April 3rd, 2015.

Why an R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R is necessary As most of you know, Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. It is an easy accessible tool for organizing, analyzing and storing data in tables and has a widespread use in many different application fields all over the world. […]