async VS r4ds

Compare async vs r4ds and see what are their differences.


Asynchronous HTTP and computation in R (by gaborcsardi)


R for data science: a book (by hadley)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of r4ds. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-07.
  • Questions as incoming PhD political science student
    2 projects | /r/datascience | 7 Jul 2023
    I would recommend for a more comprehensive overview of the data science landscape, and the book is not horribly technical like most other texts out there with a reasonable coverage of the statistics. For specifics about R, I would recommend!
    2 projects | /r/datascience | 7 Jul 2023
  • Where to find .rmd files for R for Data Science
    4 projects | /r/rstats | 2 Apr 2023
    I haven’t checked to make sure exactly, but the GitHub branch for the first edition has the following transform.Rmd file which should align with your first link:
    4 projects | /r/rstats | 2 Apr 2023
    I'm a complete noob to github so I might be doing something wrong, but the only thing I could find was: . As you might see, the file is different from what I see on the textbook.
    4 projects | /r/rstats | 2 Apr 2023
    I think the file you're looking for is here (i.e. on the branch for the first edition of the book).
    4 projects | /r/rstats | 2 Apr 2023
    The one you linked is the one for the second edition of the book, which is currently being written (and pretty close to completion AFAIK). Just my two cents, but I'd switch to using the second edition for teaching if I were you. It's up to date with the latest changes to the Tidyverse (and there were a lot of changes since the first edition), better written, and uses modern syntax (native pipe, anonymous functions, ...).
  • [Help] When rendering a Quarto Markdown (.qmd) to HTML, how to have the results inside of a code block ?
    2 projects | /r/rstats | 12 Mar 2023
    I had thought about that as a solution. However, the reason why I felt like there was a way to do it was that, when looking at the book's files directory, which is available on GitHub, it doesn't seem like they did that. Here is the same chapter on the website for comparison. I also took a look at the YAML fronter matter for the chapter, as well as the .yml and .scss files for the book, but I could'nt find anything relating to this. However, I'm very new at .qmd rendering, and so maybe I've missed something ?
    2 projects | /r/rstats | 12 Mar 2023
    The example of the output I want comes for the book R for Data Science (2nd edition) .
  • Stats Resources
    2 projects | /r/ClinicalPsychology | 16 Feb 2023
    R for Data Science (2e)
  • Data Import Question from R for Data Science book
    2 projects | /r/rstats | 24 Dec 2022
    Actually this raises quite an interesting issue (or challenge, if you wish) - 1st edition was published January 2017 but the online version has seen quite many updates and fixes (you can check commits of first-ed-updates branch . To publish those updates, book is re-compiled again, so code blocks get re-evaluated. But many of used packages have seen some changes during those past 5 years, anything between new default values to major (read: breaking) rev steps, for the current state check , you'll notice that the 1st issue now uses current R & and latest readr (2.1.3 at the time of writing).

What are some alternatives?

When comparing async and r4ds you can also consider the following projects:

swirl - :cyclone: Learn R, in R.

fasteR - Fast Lane to Learning R!

lab02_R_intro - Vežbe 2: Uvod u R

viridis - Colorblind-Friendly Color Maps for R

dplyr - dplyr: A grammar of data manipulation

daphne - Django Channels HTTP/WebSocket server

tidytuesday - Official repo for the #tidytuesday project

db-benchmark - reproducible benchmark of database-like ops

PythonDataScienceHandbook - Python Data Science Handbook: full text in Jupyter Notebooks


data_to_viz - Leading to the dataviz you need

badger - Badge for R Package