Apr 152012
 

After a brief delay here’s episode 5 of the R-Podcast. In this episode: R 2.15.0 released, listener feedback, and discussion on basic package management. I discuss helpful resources for finding packages, installation procedures, and how to determine what packages are installed in your R system, among other considerations. If you are interested in providing a listener tip about R in audio format, please call the voicemail hotline at +1-269-849-9780 or record a short mp3 or ogg audio clip and send it to theRcast(at)gmail.com . Hope you enjoy the episode!

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Episode 5 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #005 Basic Package Management
00:32 Introduction
01:06 R 2.15.0 "Easter Beagle" released
02:01 Listener Feedback
09:02 What is a package?
12:00 Libraries
13:33 What packages do you have?
19:36 Finding packages
33:26 Installing packages
46:12 Using packages
51:08 Updating packages
58:12 Wrapping up: subscribe to the podcast, theRcast(at)gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780
61:14 End
Mar 252012
 

In this episode: Site updates, additional screencasts about R from other sites, listener feedback, and discussion on the fundamental data structures for R: vectors, matrices, lists, and data frames. The R code discussed in this episode is available in our GitHub repository, see the show notes for details. Leave us a voicemail a +1-269-849-9780, or send an email or audio comment to theRcast[at]gmail.com. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 4 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #004 Data Structures-Introduction
00:31 Introduction
01:56 Google Plus info
03:10 Other screencasts about R
05:23 Listener Feedback
08:57 Data Structures
10:40 Vectors
18:30 Matrices
24:17 Lists
31:30 Data Frames
41:36 R Reference Card
43:52 Wrapping up: subscribe to the podcast, theRcast@gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780, Twitter @theRcast
49:26 End
Mar 122012
 

Here is the inaugural R-Podcast Screencast: Basic Interaction with R. This screencast contains audio from episode 3 of the R-Podcast. In this screencast I demonstrate how to create a vector of numerical data, calculating means, installing and loading packages, and getting help for a function. You can find the R code demonstrated in this episode in our GitHub repository. Please pass along your feedback via email or audio comment to theRcast@gmail.com, or leave us a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780.

Mar 112012
 

In this episode: New versions of R and ggplot2 available, listener feedback, and an interactive session with R. The R code discussed in this episode will be available in our GitHub repository, see the show notes for details. There will be a companion screencast to accompany this episode which will be posted shortly. As always, please provide your feedback via email or audio comment to theRcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780.

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Episode 3 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #001 Introduction
00:00 The R-Podcast #003 Getting Ready to Use R
00:31 Introduction
01:17 New versions of R and ggplot2
03:17 Code on GitHub Repository
05:36 Screencast information
08:09 Listener Feedback
16:18 Basic Interaction with R
16:40 The R Console
19:51 Example R script file
55:20 Wrapping up: subscribe to the podcast, theRcast@gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780
61:11 End
Feb 262012
 

In this episode: A couple of site updates, our first listener feedback, an overview of installing R on each major platform, and an overview of R IDEs and helpful resources for getting started with R. If you would like to provide feedback, please send an email or audio comment to theRcast@gmail.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780.

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Episode 2 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #002 Getting Ready to Use R
00:31 Introduction
01:09 Site Updates
03:40 Listener Feedback
07:02 Downloading and Installing R
17:34 R IDEs
26:00 Additional Resources at r-podcast.org/r-resources
27:40 Wrapping up: subscribe to the podcast, theRcast@gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780
31:34 End
Feb 152012
 

I am happy to report that the R-Podcast is now on iTunes. If you would like to subscribe to the podcast using iTunes, you can click on the iTunes logo or the iTunes link under Podcast Subscription Options on the right hand side of the page. Detailed information on how to subscribe to the podcast can be found on the site FAQ. If you haven’t already, check out episode 1 and please feel free to pass along your feedback to theRcast@gmail.com!

Feb 122012
 

Here is the inaugural episode of the R-Podcast! In this episode, I take a few minutes to introduce myself and to explain the main goals of this podcast. I also define what R is and give an overview of R’s history of development and features that distinguish it from other statistical software. Please feel free to send your feedback to theRcast@gmail.com or leave a voice mail at +1-269-849-9780.

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Episode 1 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #001 Introduction
00:31 Introduction
01:31 About me
05:00 Goals of the R-Podcast
08:01 What is R?
12:22 Why I am a fan of R
16:50 History of R development
24:25 About the r-podcast.org site
25:54 How to subscribe
27:34 Feedback: theRcast@gmail.com, + 1-269-849-9780
30:52 End