The R-Podcast

Giving practical advice on how to use R for powerful and innovative data analyses.

The R-Podcast Screencast 1: Basic Interaction with R

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.

The R-Podcast Episode 3: Basic Interaction with R

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. The following resources are mentioned in this episode:

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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

The R-Podcast Episode 2: Getting Ready to Use R

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. The following resources are mentioned in this episode:

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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

The R-Podcast is Now on iTunes

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!

The R-Podcast Episode 1: Introduction

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. The following resources are mentioned in this episode:

Direct Download: [mp3 format] [ogg format]

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