Arthur Benjamin says, "Statistics is the future of Math". I believe it and I'm learning Statistics. Statistics is a foundational skill I need to build Prediction Markets (my goal for 2010). I'm learning R (a statistical programming language). We've formed a study group and are following Google/Stanford Stats 202 lectures.
Its only been a couple of weeks but I'm excited about R. It seems powerful, fast (<1M rows dataset) and a lot of fun! I've been spending time at work and home to learn the constructs of the language and plot charts.
I'll share code, links, plots and my experiences of learning R in the following posts.