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The R Formula Method: The Bad Parts

R's model formula infrastructure was discussed in my previous post. Despite the elegance and convenience of the formula method, there are some aspects that are limiting. Limitations to Extensibility The model formula interface does have [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: R Language|Comments Off on The R Formula Method: The Bad Parts

More January Package Picks

by Joseph Rickert In a recent post, I highlighted several new packages that arrived on CRAN in January that provided R users with access to data. In this post, I present additional selections for interesting [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Packages, R Language|Comments Off on More January Package Picks

How to Teach R: Common mistakes

  by Garrett Grolemund Would you like to teach people to use R? If so, I would like to jump-start your efforts. I'm one half of RStudio's education team, and I've taught thousands of people [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Education, R Language|20 Comments

January New Data Packages

by Joseph Rickert As forecast, the number of R packages hosted on CRAN exceeded 10,000 in January. Dirk Eddelbuettel, who tracks what's happening on CRAN with his CRANberries site, called hurricaneexposure the 10,000th package in [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Packages, R Language|Comments Off on January New Data Packages

Some Notes on the Cauchy Distribution

by Joseph Rickert I have always been attracted to the capricious. So, it was no surprise that I fell for the Cauchy distribution at first sight. I had never seen such unpredictability! You might say [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: R Language, Statistics|2 Comments

Three Tips for Training Excel Users in R

by Merav Yuravlivker, CEO of Data Society “I’m not a coder” or “I was never good at math” is a frequent refrain I hear when I ask professionals about their data analysis skills. Through popular [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Education, R Language|Comments Off on Three Tips for Training Excel Users in R
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