Top 21 #RStats tweets of 2021

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13 December 2021

The R Community has been as active as ever on Twitter during 2021. Here’s a selection of the top 21 tweets of the year.

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Without further ado, let’s go on a trip down memory lane 😀⤵


Milos is a prolific map creator and he has a tonne of tutorials on his blog. His posts often generate a lot of discussion outside of R communities.

Hadley needs no intro and good to see RStudio diversify their product base.

If picture is worth a thousand words then a GIF is worth 1000 x n-frames, as this fantastic example from Indrajeet shows.

This thread is a thing of beauty and Virginia knows the value of good meme-creation skills.

You had me at “I want to remove my plot legend” 😍

I think it’s pronounced “gee-giraffe”.

Every tweet gets a “Hadley bump” when you’re Hadley :). This book is changing lives.

I remember the day when Moriah released this treasure trove of a thread. Still brings a tear of a joy to my eye 🥳. She’s also a twitch streamer streaming games and R.

The ultra cool Mara “M. Averick” Averick boosting another great post from Cédric (he’s got a few of his own posts below) . Follow her.

If you know #RStats, you probably know Cédric, a data vizard who’s trying to convince us he’s a mere mortal but keeps producing magic like this.

When he’s not co-authoring amazing works like Supervised Machine Learning for Text Analysis in R, Emil casually lobs something this into the Twittersphere.

Tyler. What can one say other than he’s an R alchemist. Most of his tweets get very popular especially when rendering pigs in 3D but alas none of those were as liked as this one. Still pretty cool though ;).

#RStats is filled with educators who generously share their material and products. Thanks Stephanie!

Another awesome Tyler post that’ll hypnotise you.

No need to wait for that Hogwarts letter. Cédric the Vizard is teaching you his wizarding magic right here.

Sharon, author of Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism, shares a lot of cool stuff on her feed. Did you know she also posts a tonne of handy R screencasts over at Do More with R youtube playlist?

R’s not just a programming language, but a love language too. He’s a keeper Rebecca!

Somehow flotsam is living their best life, just churning our rayshader geospatial beauties like this one. “Slinky Chile” lives in my head rent-free.

R in the front, kids in the trunk #SquadGoals.

Another example of people sharing their bountiful knowledge. Thank you Andrew!

And ending off 2021 with a absolute bang. Checkout the quote tweets and replies if you want to see full grown adults losing their minds. I think Sean moonlights as Santa.

Thank you joining me on this little trip down memory lane. I hope you enjoyed those and maybe found a few you missed :). I don’t know what 2022 will bring but we can be sure there be more amazing tweets from awesome peeps.


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