In Academic torrents: Almost 1.7TB of research data available, I complained about the lack of interesting open data. Dan Goldin’s Visualizing RunKeeper data in R is a good example of what I mean. While learning R, he used his own data about his running results. That made it both interesting and fun.
What better way to celebrate running 1000 miles in 2013 than dumping the data into R and generating some visualizations? It’s also a step in my quest to replace Excel with R.
I hope no one will argue that this is a more exciting experience than learning a new technology while using the Enron email archive.
Original title and link: Visualizing RunKeeper data in R ( ©myNoSQL)