photo courtesy Natalia Potocka and R bloggers
Natalia Potocka over at R bloggers posted today that “R now will keep your children away from drugs.” R is apparently tapping into the wide libraries of the Logo programming language to help teach how to program in R. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find the R language to be slightly confusing (it might be just that I switch between Netlogo, R, and Java with a little Python sprinkled in for fun). This may provide a way to bridge the divide between the different languages and make R that much easier to use for new users.
It is, of course, also a great way to teach children the fundamentals of programming while also making it entertaining. And with great timing too! Are you looking at an entire summer with your children at home and hoping for some productivity? This might be a great way to get them busy, and you might learn something too.
Check out Natalie’s post here, and learn how to make awesome R graphics using the Logo libraries!