[R] Interview questions?

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Sun Jan 11 19:16:16 CET 2015

Ask if they have a favourite R programmer. This will tell you how much into
the R culture they are, and perhaps also tell you if their opinions of a
good programmer concur with yours...
On 11 Jan 2015 16:49, "Keith S Weintraub" <kw1958 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> I was wondering if anyone has put together a list of R job interview
> questions?
> I’m thinking of about 5-20 possibly open ended questions for interviewing
> a candidate to do R programming. Just programming. Not statistics or
> mathematics.
> What I don’t want are tricky “puzzles” that are more about how clever the
> interviewer questions are than how to get the best person for the job.
> I would consider myself a mid-level R programmer so this would also be a
> great opportunity to learn more and be able to hire a great candidate.
> I am perfectly happy to get a reference, book title or URL.
> Not looking for anyone to do my work for me!
> Best to all,
> Happy New Year,
> KW
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