To help students get up to speed with R, I have previously been using resources from DataCamp. I was well aware that DataCamp has behaved horribly and unethically, and yet the resource was free and extremely effective for my students. Thus, my (admittedly flawed) approach had been to offer DataCamp as the default resource, have students read an article about the abuses there for full transparency, and then offer that if they did not want to use DataCamp I would help locate other resources. All that said, this was before I was aware of equally good resources. In the future, I will NOT be using DataCamp for this course.
- Chad’s Notes: How Computers Store Numbers
- Bits and Bugs 2.1 – 2.4
- Choose one of the four examples that especially interests you, try to work out the mathematical details, and come to class ready to ask questions and discuss