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Andrea Spanò

Andrea Spanò is an Rstudio certificated instructor who has worked as an R trainer and consultant for over 20 years. Andrea graduated in Statistics from the University of Siena and obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics at the University College of London. He runs Quantide consulting firm and teaches at Luiss University post grad course on Big Data Management

Ramarro: "R for Developers" free (web) book

R blog By September 29, 2014 No Comments

What is Ramarro?

Ramarro is a book about advanced R programming. This book is released as an hyperlink text (i.e. a website), so I called it a web book.

Ramarro covers several advanced R topics, such as: environments, functional programming, Object Oriented Programming, parallel computation and so on...

Ramarro helps any R user to gain a more in-depth perspective on R programming and to become an R developer.

Please, visit to read Ramarro.


Visual debugging with RStudio

R blog By July 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment


From release 098.208 the last RStudio IDE comes with a visual debugger. Now debugging with R and RStudio becomes a simple and efficient task.

This short post does not want to be a crash course: “debugging with R” nor can be a full explanation of the RStudio visual debugging capabilities: we guess that all of these will be fully documented as soon as this tool will be officially released.

This post is a simple sharing of something we have learned about R and RStudio.