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R tutorials, Datacamp, and the new look of learning R

April 28th, 2014 in R Programming

Now that we have reached the milestone of 30,000 (!) enthusiastic R students, and that the DataCamp platform is paving its way into academics and professional organizations, we felt that it was time to take our design to a higher level. So as of this week, your favourite free learning platform for R tutorials and data science will have a totally new look and feel!You will immediately notice a cleaner, lighter design that is centred around the individual student and his progress. Once logged in, you can now easily navigate between 60 hours of free interactive R content, be updated on our latest R learning materials, and continue your own study path with just one-click. Under the hood we still run good ol' R in the cloud, supported by a portfolio of other open-source software llke AngularJS and NodeJS.R tutorialsSome of the main improvements are:

  • A completely redesigned learning environment. Now a student can easily navigate between exercises and chapters within the same view. So (s)he can finish a complete course without leaving the learning environment.
  • A more prominent place for the different gamification elements. This way, a student's journey is spiced up with rewards and social sharing.
  • A cleaner interface to manage and create your own interactive R courses. The updated documentation to create your own courses is now on GitHub.
This new design is only part of a bigger movement. Over the upcoming weeks and months we will release more R candy such as short screencasts, an updated version of our submission correctness tests, and of course new interactive R tutorials.We hope that you will enjoy it!


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