Update: the competition was just launched.
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What is the competition about?
Drew Conway and John Myles Whyte have collected data from (52) R users about the packages they have installed. The data is now available on github for download and the contest will be run on the kaggle platform.
For more details, head over to dataists.
And for fun, here is the dependency graph for R packages they have assembled so far:
A graphical visualization of packages’ “suggestion” relationships. Affectionately referred to as the R Flying Spaghetti Monster. More info below.
A tiny bit more on R bloggers virality
Continue reading A competition to recommend "relevant" R packages – and the future of R
Over a month ago, David Smith published a call for people to participate in the “Future of Open Source” Survey. 550 people (and me) took the survey, and today I got an e-mail with the news that the 2010 survey results are analysed and where published in the “Future.Of.Open.Source blog” In the following (38 slides) presentation:
I would like to thank Bryan House and anyone else who took part in making this survey, analyzing and publishing it’s results.
The presentation has left me with some thoughts and conclusions, I would like to share with you here.
Continue reading The "Future of Open Source" Survey – an R user's thoughts and conclusions