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Article on R
« on: June 30, 2019, 07:31:21 am »
I have mentioned in the past that I have been learning to use R for statistics, though it's a programming language with other uses. An article about it came out today on LXer ((read it here), in case you're interested in learning about it. It also talks about RStudio, which makes it a lot more user-friendly.

Biology students at Trent now learn it in their first year. It is totally free and very powerful; commercial stats programs cost upwards of $500 unless you are eligible for student versions.
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Re: Article on R
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 06:58:28 pm »
Thanks for the link.

The stats course I'm using introduces you to R almost right away. They use tutorials from Datacamp to do it but they use an online R interpreter.
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Re: Article on R
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 10:41:06 pm »
The online interpreter used by Datacamp is a version of RStudio.
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Re: Article on R
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 02:24:38 am »
The online interpreter used by Datacamp is a version of RStudio.

Cool. How do you know this? They don't seem to mention it anywhere on their website. The only connection I can find between them and RStudio is that RStudio used to list them as a place to get tutorials.
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Re: Article on R
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 08:58:46 am »
I took a free mini-course on R at Trent, offered by Grad Studies. The instructor told me that the online app used by Datacamp is RStudio, and I recognized the format as well. If you like it, you can download the RStudio app for Linux for free.
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Re: Article on R
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 09:55:32 am »
Interesting, thanks. RStudio seems to have broken off their relationship with DataCamp over some alleged sexual offense that DataCamp didn't respond to appropriately. So, I'm curious how it will continue working unless the code is completely open source.
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