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Episode 22: Diving in to Drake with Will Landau

Posted on Sunday, Mar 26, 2017
In this episode of the R-Podcast I have a conversation with my colleague Will Landau about his new R package drake that provides a powerful build system for analysis pipelines. In addition we have a fun R community roundup, listener feedback, and a couple of package picks to give you a gentle nod and a fun way to explore interpolation. If you have ideas for topics, questions, or other types of feedback, get in touch with me by heading over to the R-Podcast site at r-podcast.org, sending a note to thercast[at]gmail.com, or contacting me at @thercast on Twitter. As always thanks for tuning in  Read More

Episode 6: Importing Data from External Sources

Posted on Sunday, Apr 29, 2012

In this episode: Listener feedback and importing data from external sources into R. We dive into the basics of importing delimited textfiles using read.table and its varients. We also discuss recommendations for importing MS Excel spreadsheet files, relational databases such as MySQL, data from HTML tables, and files produced by other statistical computing packages. If you are interested in providing a listener tip about R in audio format, please call the voicemail hotline at +1-269-849-9780 or record a short mp3 or ogg audio clip and send it to theRcast(at)gmail.com . Hope you enjoy the episode!

Episode 5: Basic Package Management

Posted on Sunday, Apr 15, 2012

After a brief delay here’s episode 5 of the R-Podcast. In this episode: R 2.15.0 released, listener feedback, and discussion on basic package management. I discuss helpful resources for finding packages,installation procedures, and how to determine what packages are installed in your R system, among other considerations. If you are interested in providing a listener tip about R in audio format, please call the voicemail hotline at +1-269-849-9780 or record a short mp3 or ogg audio clip and send it to theRcast(at)gmail.com . Hope you enjoy the episode!

Episode 4: Data Structures - Introduction

Posted on Sunday, Mar 25, 2012

In this episode: Site updates, additional screencasts about R from other sites, listener feedback, and discussion on the fundamental data structures for R: vectors, matrices, lists, and data frames. The R code discussed in this episode is available in our GitHub repository, see the show notes for details. Leave us a voicemail a +1-269-849-9780, or send an email or audio comment to theRcast[at]gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

Episode 3: Basic Interaction with R

Posted on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012

In this episode: New versions of R and ggplot2 available, listener feedback, and an interactive session with R. The R code discussed in this episode will be available in our GitHub repository, see the show notes for details. There will be a companion screencast to accompany this episode which will be posted shortly. As always, please provide your feedback via email or audio comment to theRcast[at]gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 1-269-849-9780.

Episode 2: Getting Ready to Use R

Posted on Sunday, Feb 26, 2012

In this episode: A couple of site updates, our first listener feedback, an overview of installing R on each major platform, and an overview of R IDEs and helpful resources for getting started with R. If you would like to provide feedback, please send an email or audio comment to theRcast[at]gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at 1-269-849-9780.