Introducing swirl 2.4.0
The first major swirl release in over a year comes with some big changes. First
we would like to thank all of the translators that
answered the call when we started
looking for volunteers to translate swirl’s menus. Because of their efforts
swirl’s menus are now available
in Spanish, French, German, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, and Korean in addition
to English. You can select the language you prefer with the new
function. There have also been several amazing courses created for swirl in
non-English languages including ConoceR
by David Duncan, Programando en R
by José Sosa, Programación Estadística con R
by Ismael Martínez, and Data Science and R (R語言翻轉教室) by Wush Wu.
Courses created with the latest version of swirlify can be distributed as
files, and these files can be installed with the new
function. This function also aims to replace
Providing just the name of the course you want to install - for example
install_course("R Programming") - will install the course up to ten times faster
install_from_swirl("R Programming"). We do not have to plans to remove any of
swirl’s old course installation functions, however moving forward
will receive the most attention from developers.
We’ve also added an interface for
allows you to change where courses are installed on your computer, where swirl
user data is stored on your computer, and whether or not swirl should log your
progress during lessons. We’ll be releasing details on how you can use logging
in swirl courses in order to evaluate how your students are using swirl.
From this release on we expect to have regular updates every one or two months, with new features and menu translations. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please send us an email, a tweet, or a pull request!
- Team swirl