Are general R related questions such as the one in the title of this question on topic on crossvalidated? I presume they're not.

I was looking for a specific tutorial at inside-r.org but now the website just redirects me to mran.microsoft.com and tutorials are nowhere to be seen. Google still shows results from inside-r.org but each page redirect to Microsoft's new website. I'm having trouble understanding what has happened...

UPDATE: inside-r.org is gone. Please check this article for more information. https://www.r-bloggers.com/farewell-inside-r-org-where-to-find-alternative-r-resources/

  • $\begingroup$ I'm seeing the same thing. Revolution Analytics is (was?) a private company. They may have sold themselves to Microsoft. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 13:44
  • $\begingroup$ @gung It appears to be the case. Not having positive feelings towards Microsoft right now :( $\endgroup$
    – mickkk
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 13:50
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    $\begingroup$ This (the purchase of revolution analytics by Microsoft) happened quite a while ago. $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ Here is a reference: A message from our CEO David Rich on joining Microsoft. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ Curiously, it seems you can still access the blog directly (e.g., here is the post for August 10, 2016--i.e., today), but the Revolution Analytics heading does not display. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 11, 2016 at 2:10

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It's off topic here, and I doubt this particular discussion (aside from the question of on-topicness) would be on topic at any of the other SE network sites.

You're free to raise it on our chat if you wish.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok @Glen_b , should I close the question? $\endgroup$
    – mickkk
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 14:17
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    $\begingroup$ @mickkk This question? No, the opening paragraph (about what's on topic on the main site) is on topic for meta. $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ ok, thanks for your help. $\endgroup$
    – mickkk
    Commented Jul 30, 2016 at 14:37

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