Tag: R

Learn to Analyze Big Data with R – Free Course
R is a hugely popular language among data scientists and statisticians. One of the difficulties with opensource R is the memory constraint. All the data needs to be loaded into a data.frame. Microsoft solves this problem with the RevoScaleR package of the Microsoft R Server. Just launched this week is an EdX course on Analyzing…

Free Stats book for Computer Scientists
Professor Norm Matloff from the University of California, Davis has published From Algorithms to ZScores: Probabilistic and Statistical Modeling in Computer Science which is an open textbook. It approaches statistics from a computer science perspective. Dr. Matloff has been both a professor of statistics and computer science so he is well suited to write such…

Introduction to Microsoft R Open (Webinar)
Tomorrow, January 28, 2016, David Smith will present a webinar titled Introduction to Microsoft R Open. David is the R Community Lead at Microsoft. The webinar will discuss: Introduction to R History of R Enhancements of Microsoft R Open (Microsoft’s enhanced distribution of opensource R) CRAN Time Machine Reproducible Data Analysis If you are looking…

Data Science Wars: R vs. Python
The great team over at DataCamp, an online site for learning R , has put together another wonderful infographic. This time, the topic is Data Science Wars (R versus Python). This has been a rather hot topic for quite some time. I even wrote about the debate back in 2013, R vs Python, The Great…

10 Great R Packages
These slides are targeted at Kaggle competitions, but the R packages can be helpful to anyone using R for data analysis. The slides were created by Xavier Conort, a winner of multiple competitions. 10 R Packages to Win Kaggle Competitions from DataRobot

Learn Data Science Online with DataCamp
If you are looking to get started in the field of data science in 2014, then DataCamp just might be the site for you. DataCamp, formerly DataMind provides a tutorial for interactive data analysis in the browser. The data analysis is taught using R. The DataCamp platform provides: Courses to learn data science A Platform…

R vs Python, The Great Debate
Recently I have seen blogs/articles claiming Python is the best choice for data science and R is the new language for business. Honestly, both articles are truthful and good. Both Python and R are good. Why do we have to choose? Let’s use both. Here is my opinion. I prefer R to Python when performing…

International School of Engineering Programs Beginning Soon
I recently received the following information. International School of Engineering is announcing their 3rd batch of live eLearning certificate programs starting 4Sep2013 in “Engineering Big Data with R and Hadoop Ecosystem” and “Essentials of Applied Predictive Analytics” (http://goo.gl/kHckP). These programs helped Engineers and Managers transform into Hadoop Developers/Data Scientists, get industry certifications, revolutionize their workspace…

R Commands for Cleaning Data
This post is notes from the Coursera Data Analysis Course. Here are some R commands that might serve helpful for cleaning data. String Replacement sub() replace the first occurrence gsub() replaces all occurrences Quantitative Variables in Ranges cut(data$col, seq(0,100, by=10)) breaks the data up by the range it falls into, in this example: whether the…

10 R packages
Yhat, a new predictive modeling startup, wrote up a nice blog post about 10 R Packages I wish I knew about earlier. It is worth reading through the list. Special Thanks to Mark Nickel for pointing out this link.

Videos for Learning R
All of the videos from the Computing from Data Analysis Coursera course are available on Youtube. If you are interested in learning R or just need a refresher on some of the topics, these videos could serve as a great resource. Week 1 installing R, data types, reading/writing files Week 2 functions, apply, sapply, other…

Data Analysis at Coursera
The Coursera Data Analysis course started yesterday. This course would be an excellent followup to the Computing with Data Analysis course. For a bit more about the course, check out this video explaining the content. The course consists of lectures, quizzes, and some data analysis assignments. There is still plenty of time to signup and…