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I am Excited to Learn R

I have continued reading Varian’s paper tonight.  He mentioned using R to make predictive models, using rpart (short for recursive partitioning and regression trees) to make a tree.  My only experience with R was using it to compute Gini coefficients on Census 2000 data (I have issues with people’s interpretations of a Gini coefficient but that is a subject for another time).  I am excited to hit Data Camp once I wrap up the Python course on Code Academy to learn R.

I also am impressed with Varian practice of making his “source code” available.  This is a great practice and there needs to be more of it.  I will be following his lead and making mine available on this blog (I would share my Gini coefficient code but it is lost to time).