[R] R helps win competitions

From: Rubén Roa <rroa_at_azti.es>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:09:49 +0100

DeaR ComRades,

This is a quote from a News article in Science's 11-February issue, about competitions to model data:

"For Chris Raimondi, a search-engine expert based in Baltimore, Maryland, and winner of the HIV-treatment competition, the Kaggle contest motivated him to hone his skills in a newly learned computer language called R, which he used to encode the winning data model. Raimondi also enjoys the competitive aspect of Kaggle challenges: "It was nice to be able to compare yourself with others; ... it became kind of addictive. ... I spent more time on this than I should."

If you are interested read the full article here:



Dr. Rubén Roa-Ureta
AZTI - Tecnalia / Marine Research Unit
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