Quote of the Day-
it is impossible to be a data scientist without knowing iris
Revolution Analytics has been nice enough to provide both datasets and code for analyzing Big Data in R.
while the Datasets collection is still elementary, as a R Instructor I find this list extremely useful. However I wish they look at some other repositories and make .xdf and “tidy” csv versions. A little bit of RODBC usage should help, and so will some descriptions. Maybe they should partner with Quandl, DataMarket, or Infochimps on this initiative than do it alone.
Overall there can be a R package (like a Big Data version of the famous datasets package in R)
But a nice and very useful effort
Revolution R Datasets
Also a recent project made by a student of mine on Revolution Datasets and using their blog posts.