I thought I’d start a weekly round-up of good uses of R I’ve seen elsewhere.
We’ll start with four links this Friday:
- ComputerWorld’s R resources Cheat Sheet
- Longhow Lam’s use of scraping to show how cars lose value after you begin to rack up the miles
- Patrick Scott’s analysis of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s choices of words in the presidential debates
- /r/rstats on Reddit
ComputerWorld cheat sheet
Added: RDocumentation and RWeekly pic.twitter.com/RTgEggWsTu
— Sharon Machlis (@sharon000) 19 October 2016
This post used R to scrape data on car values from a Dutch website and aims to show which cars depreciate in value the fastest after you begin to add miles to the milometer. The best model came using a curve, which shows that after you have driven a car many thousands of miles it ceases to lose any more value.
Trump and Clinton
This subreddit is a very useful online community for R tips, questions and thoughts. I post there a lot and it has been driving much of my traffic on this blog! It is an active subreddit: new posts and comments come in regularly.