Learn R for free!

  • April 14, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The Coursera courses start today! It'd be great to get together next week and talk about them, and see what people having been thinking in terms of their own data ideas. Bonus points for eye patches, tricornes, and/or pirate jokes. Perhaps afterwards we can find some grog!

At the last gathering, we decided to meet once a week alternating between Mondays and Tuesdays. So the first two paRties will be April 14 and 22!

Continuing discussions and future announcements will be via a Google Group: email [masked] for an invite

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What sort of background is necessary for this course? I'm interested but a self-taught novice in programming, though very interested in data visualization.

    April 14, 2014

    • Allison K.

      Registration is free, so sign up and watch a few of the intro videos? See what you think, feel free to stop by and meet people regardless. :D

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Patricia

    might stop by...am currently trying to learn r but run into bugs

    April 12, 2014

  • Joe

    Wanted to go but I have class Mon/Wed nights. :(

    April 8, 2014

    • Joe

      Might be possible. Are you putting together a course guide with sample code?

      April 9, 2014

    • Joe

      Any shot of a weekend session? ;-)

      April 9, 2014

  • Evie

    What is r? I'm not in the it field. More of a magic the gathering geek.

    April 8, 2014

    • Allison K.

      R is a computer language used for data analysis and visualization. For example, if you see a map of NYC with neighborhoods in different colors depending on the number of tweets sent in the last week, that's likely done using an R package. It's also good for pirate jokes.

      April 8, 2014

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