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Episode 31: Data Science education with R

Posted on Saturday, Aug 3, 2019
The R-Podcast returns with a recap of the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2019 conference! In this episode, I share insights gained from an excellent panel discussion on the use of javascript in statistics, and I am joined by RStudio’s education team members Alison Hill & Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel to discuss new ideas for teaching data science effectively, as well as how tools like R-Markdown are opening many new possibilities for both students and teachers. I hope you enjoy episode 31 of the R-Podcast! Read More

Episode 15: Introduction to Shiny

Posted on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015

Just in time for the new year is a new episode of the R-Podcast! I give a brief introduction to the Shiny package for creating web applications using R code, provide some of my tips and tricks I have learned (sometimes the hard way) when creating applications, and point to excellent resources and example apps in the community that show the immense potential at your fingertips. You will see that r-podcast.org has gotten a major overhaul, and as a consequence the RSS feeds have changed slightly. Be sure to check out the Subscribe page for the updated feeds, but all of the previous episodes have been migrated successfully. As always you can provide your feedback in multiple ways:

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Episode 14: Tips and Tricks for using R-Markdown

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015

The R-Podcast is back up and running! In this episode I discuss some useful resources and helpful tips/extensions that have greatly enhanced my work flow in creating reproducible analysis documents via R-Markdown. I also highlight some exciting new endeavors in the R community as well as provide my take on two key events that further illustrate the rapidly growing use of R across many industries. A big thank you to all who expressed their support during the extended hiatus, and please don’t hesitate to provide your feedback and suggestions for future episodes. I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode 13: Interview with Yihui Xie

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013

It’s an episode of firsts on the R-Podcast! In this episode recorded on location I had the honor and privilege of interviewing Yihui Xie, author of many innovative packages such as knitr and animation. Some of the topics we discussed include: Yihui’s motivation for creating knitr and some key new features, how markdown plays a key role in making reproducible research more accessible, and an innovative approach for publishing and maintaining reproducible statistical results online, and much more on this ‘lucky’ episode 13 of the R-Podcast!

Episode 12: Using Version Control with R

Posted on Monday, Apr 1, 2013

This is not an April Fool’s joke … The R-Podcast is back once again! In this episode, I discuss the concept of version control and how you can get started with using the Git VCS right now with your R projects. Also I discuss a big batch of listener feedback, and highlight a couple of great visualization applications from the community using ggplot2. All of that and more on episode 12 of the R-Podcast!

Season 2 of the R-Podcast is up and running! This episode begins a multi-part series on reproducible analysis using R. In this episode I discuss the usage of Sweave and LaTeX for producing reproducible reports, an introduction to the capabilities of the knitr package (more episodes will be coming dedicated to this package), and my motivation for adapting reproducible analysis techniques and tools into my workflow. In our listener feedback segment I discuss a new means of providing feedback to the R-Podcast using our new sub-reddit page and introduce new segments highlighting interesting stories around the R community and useful packages. This promises to be an exciting season of the R-Podcast, and I hope you enjoy this episode!