Just when you thought Azure Databricks couldn’t get any better, watch this video where Yatharth Gupta, Principal Program Manager for Azure Databricks, talks about the newly introduced integration with R Studio.

For data scientists looking at scaling out R-based computing to big data, Azure Databricks provides the best way scale out their R models with Spark, that is easy to setup and integrates with the most popular R tools and frameworks. Data scientists can use Azure Databricks and R Studio to easily create analytics models, quickly access and prepare high quality data sets, and automatically run R workloads at unprecedented scale.

This video is an introduction to R programming in which I provide a tutorial on some statistical analysis (specifically using the t-test and linear regression).

It also demonstrates how to use dplyr and ggplot to do data manipulation and data visualization. Its R programming for beginners really and is filled with graphics, quantitative analysis and some explanations as to how statistics work.

If you’re a statistician, into data science or perhaps someone learning bio-stats and thinking about learning to use R for quantitative analysis, then you’ll find this video useful. Importantly, R is free.