Who is TidyBlocks for?
Our primary audience is students in middle school and high school (ages 10-18)
who are learning how to use and interpret data.
We hope that older learners,
such as students doing introductory statistics at the college level,
will also find it useful.
For several reasons:
Can TidyBlocks do [thing]?
The answer is either "no" or "not yet":
Is TidyBlocks an RStudio product?
The first version was developed by Maya Gans while she was a summer intern,
but TidyBlocks is a free-standing open source project.
Does TidyBlocks use R or Python?
Does TidyBlocks generate R or Python code?
but it could.
Version 2 produces JSON
that is then translated into runnable code objects.
Generating R or Python that could be copied and pasted into some other system would be straightforward,
but from a teaching point of view we think it would be better to get learners to use those systems directly
once they have learned what they're trying to do.
Do I need to install anything to use TidyBlocks?
TidyBlocks runs in any modern browser without any kind of server process,
so it does not require you to install anything.
(This is particularly important for users at schools and libraries,
whose machines are often locked down for security reasons.)
Do I need to create an account to use TidyBlocks?
and we do not collect any data of any kind about our users.
Can I save projects, results, and plots locally?
What license does TidyBlocks use?
The Hippocratic License,
which allows it to be used for anything that doesn't violate basic human rights laws.
(If what you're teaching or the way you're teaching it violates
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
we'd rather not be involvd.)
How does the project make decisions?
and Greg Wilson
are responsible for reviewing and merging pull requests,
and deploying updated versions.
For the moment they make decisions by consensus,
but if we gain more regular contributors,
we will start using Martha's Rules
to give everyone involved an equal voice.
How can I contribute?
We're glad you asked:
Where can I contribute?
Please use our GitHub repository to file issues and submit pull requests.
We also have a Slack channel for regular contributors---please contact us if you'd like to join.