R not ARRR…

That’s correct, I’m learning R and not learning to talk like a pirate, matey. For fun I’ve been studying a series of lessons on being a data scientist (which, while it may be beneficial at work is mostly for fun) through Coursera. It’s a sequence of courses on Data Science from John Hopkins. Wow.

I’m really only in the second portion of the class which is on learning the R Language. The first part of the class was really just an introduction to a number of tools including R, Git, and a number of other topics.

So far so good. I’ve gotten one certificate of completion (free btw). I could pay for this if I really want to get involved, but I’m trying it for free first. Maybe I can persuade my job to pay for this stuff. Probably not.

In any case, here’s my first certificate for the first course on the track…

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With “distinction” no less. Pretty nifty, eh?

Okay, I admit it’s mostly a small ego boost, but I did have fun taking that section and am enjoying the R programming section I’m doing now. If you want to learn something, go check out Coursera.

If you just want to play with R, try this:

If you really just want to speak like a pirate (so that this coming September on Talk Like a Pirate Day you’ll be understood), go here, The Original Talk Like a Pirate Day site.



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