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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 course. 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 course 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 with: Data Manipulation with dplyr […]

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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. […]

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Fundamentals of R: Free course by General Assembly & DataCamp

Posted on March 31st, 2015.

Together with General Assembly, DataCamp created a free set of videos on the fundamentals of R. Discover it now! In a series of short videos, the team behind DataCamp teaches you about the fundamentals of R, an open-source statistical programming language. Use this course to understand the advantages and disadvantages of R, and discover at the same […]

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Machine Learning in R for beginners

Posted on March 25th, 2015.

Introducing: Machine Learning in R Machine learning is a branch in computer science that studies the design of algorithms that can learn. Typical machine learning tasks are concept learning, function learning or “predictive modeling”, clustering and finding predictive patterns. These tasks are learned through available data that were observed through experiences or instructions, for example. […]

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Short R tutorial: Scraping Javascript Generated Data with R

Posted on March 16th, 2015.

When you need to do web scraping, you would normally make use of Hadley Wickham’s rvest package. This package provides an easy to use, out of the box solution to fetch the html code that generates a webpage. However, when the website or webpage makes use of JavaScript to display the data you’re interested in, […]

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How to Make a Histogram with ggvis in R

Posted on March 14th, 2015.

The two previous posts described how you can make histograms with basic R and the ggplot2 package. This third and last part of our histograms tutorial will look at how to make a histogram with ggvis. This package is similar to ggplot2, as it is also based on “the grammar of graphics”. However, ggvis has […]

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How to Make a Histogram with ggplot2

Posted on March 12th, 2015.

In our previous post you learned how to make histograms with the hist() function. You can also make a histogram with ggplot2, “a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics”. This post will focus on making a Histogram With ggplot2. Want to learn more? Discover the DataCamp tutorials. Step One. Check That […]