Why R is My Favorite Language for “First Time” Data Scientists

Probably the most common question I get from new data science students is, “Which language should I learn … R or Python?” This is a somewhat complex question to answer, because it depends on who you are and what your goals are. Having said that, I do have a preference for first time data scientists. … Read more

R data analysis, covid19: finding successful countries

A small multiple chart of covid19 data, showing line charts of different countries, where the line is colored red/yellow/green according to the success in reducing new covid19 cases.

In this blog post, we’ll create a data visualization to analyze covid19 data and visualize successful vs. unsuccessful countries. You’ll see exactly what I mean by that in a minute. Our covid19 analysis series: a quick review This tutorial is actually part of a series of tutorials that show how to analyze data with R. … Read more