Hack the Proton. A data-crunching game from the Beta and Bit series

I’ve prepared a short console-based data-driven R game named ,,The Proton Game’’. The goal of a player is to infiltrate Slawomir Pietraszko’s account on a Proton server. To do this, you have to solve four data-based puzzles.

The game can be played by beginners as well as heavy users of R. Survey completed by people who completed the beta version of this game shows that the game gives around 15 minutes of fun to people experienced in R and up to around 60 minutes to people that just start programming and using R. More details about the results from beta-version are presented on the plot on the bottom.


Czytaj dalej Hack the Proton. A data-crunching game from the Beta and Bit series

Incredible Adventures of Beta and Bit

I am working on a project that introduces data-driven reasoning (and of course R) to secondary schools conveyed by the fictional adventures of two teenagers, Beta and Bit.

Beta is a level-headed girl who has a passion for maths, logic and the art of deduction.
Bit is a hot-headed hacker and self-educated robotic engineer.

The first story from the series, called Pietraszko’ Cave, is available at this website (in English, Polish and Russian).

In the series, in each story strange adventures introduce Beta and Bit to concepts like: randomness, probability distributions, correlation, linear regression, hypothesis testing or some tools used by data analysts (so called data scientists nowadays).

Czytaj dalej Incredible Adventures of Beta and Bit