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15 Questions All R Users Have About Plots

Posted on July 30th, 2015.

R allows you to create different plot types, ranging from the basic graph types like density plots, dot plots, bar charts, line charts, pie charts, boxplots and scatter plots, to the more statistically complex types of graphs such as probability plots, mosaic plots and correlograms. In addition, R is pretty known for its data visualization […]

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R tutorial on the Apply family of functions

Posted on July 28th, 2015.

Introduction In our previous tutorial Loops in R: Usage and Alternatives , we discussed one of the most important constructs in programming: the loop.  Eventually we deprecated the usage of loops in R in favor of vectorized functions. In this post we highlight some of the most used vectorized functions: the apply functions. In the present post we show the use […]

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A Tutorial on Loops in R – Usage and Alternatives

Posted on July 23rd, 2015.

Introduction In this easy-to-follow R tutorial on loops we will examine the constructs available in R for looping, and how to make use of R’s vectorization feature to perform your looping tasks more efficiently. We will present a few looping examples; then criticize and deprecate these in favor of the most popular vectorized alternatives (amongst […]

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This R Data Import Tutorial Is Everything You Need

Posted on July 21st, 2015.

You might find that loading data into R can be quite frustrating. Almost every single type of file that you want to get into R seems to require its own function, and even then you might get lost in the functions’ arguments. In short, it can be fairly easy to mix up things from time to […]

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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 […]