R for cats and cat lovers

May 6, 2014

Programmer catFollowing the lead of JavaScript for Cats by Maxwell Ogden, Scott Chamberlain and Carson Sievert wrote R for Cats. It’s a playful introduction to R intended for those who have little to no programming experience.

The bulk of it so far is a primer on data structures, and there’s a little bit on functions and some dos and don’ts. It’s stuff you should know before you get into more advanced tutorials.

Mainly though: ooo look, kitty.

Once you’re done with that (It only takes about 30 minutes.), there are lots of other resources for getting started with R.

Favorites

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One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

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Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.