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Stats + Stories: R R R R R ...Not Just For Pirates Anymore

Hadley Wickham (@hadleywickham) is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

The explosion of data available to virtually everyone highlights the need for tools to explore and understand it. Data analysis tools range from programming languages such as python, C and Java to commercial software such as SPSS. or SAS. A relatively new tool is the open source software platform R. Developers can Create R packages dealing with everything from basic analysis to complicated data visualizations. R is twenty-five years old this year and is the focus of this episode of stats and stories where we explore the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics. Host Rosemary Pennington and panelist John Bailer chair of Miami's Statistics Departmen are joined by Hadley Wickham. Wickham is chief scientist at R Studio, as well as an adjunct professor of statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University and Rice University. He's also a bit of a rock star in R world. Nerd famous for R programs he's developed. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.

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