Peter Norvig: How Computers Learn
Vienna Gödel Lecture 2015 with Peter Norvig, Research Director at Google Inc

How and why to return functions in R
One of the advantages of functional languages (such as R) is the ability to create and return functions “on the fly.” We will discuss one good use of this capability and what to look out for when creating functions in R.

R Tutorial on Reading and Importing Excel Files into R
As most of you know, Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. It is an easy accessible tool for organizing, analyzing and storing data in tables and has a widespread use in many different application fields all over the world. It doesn’t need to surprise that R has implemented some ways to read, write and manipulate Excel files (and spreadsheets in general). This tutorial on reading and importing Excel files into R will give an overview of some of the options that exist to import Excel files and spreadsheets of different extensions to R. Both basic commands in R and dedicated packages are covered. At the same time, some of the most common problems that you can face when loading Excel files and spreadsheets into R will be addressed.