About us

is.R() is run by Christopher DeSante and David Sparks, two Duke Political Science PhDs.

We have both found it useful to use the gist.github.com service to save snippets of R code for our future selves, the classes we teach, and colleagues who seek our advice. We figured, “Why not post these in a slightly more public place?” And so here we are.

Please feel free to ask for code advice, make suggestions for packages to explore and problems to tackle, or just tip us off to others’ useful Gists, through our “Ask us anything" page.

Follow us on Twitter @isDotR.