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swirl translations

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A repository for swirl's translation efforts. There are two main directories:

  • menus contains translations of swirl's menus
  • courses contains swirl courses written in languages other than English

Contributing menus

A menu is just a yaml file that maps phrases in English to phrases in another language. Here's a small example:

# Comments start with an octothorpe
# Write whatever notes are necessary in a comment

# Here's a mapping of a hypothetical swirl menu phrase:

"Do you want to go to the library?":
 "Do you want to go to the library?"

Mappings will appear as:

"[English phrase]":
 "[Phrase printed according to language options]"

When translating menus type the translated phrase below the English phrase. Here is an example of a hypothetical Spanish translation:

"Do you want to go to the library?":
 "¿Quieres ir a la biblioteca?"

All menu files should be named [language].yaml.

Contributing courses

Contributing a translation of a course is a significantly larger undertaking compared to translating swirl's menus. You will need to familiarize yourself with swirlify an R package for writing new swirl courses. You should browse the swirlify documentation before getting started. Of all of the courses maintained by Team Swirl, the following are our most popular courses, so therefore you might want to start with translating one of them:

  • R Programming
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Statistical Inference
  • Regression Models

You can find the English source files for these courses here.


If you have questions about contributing or you want to join the swirl translators group send an email to

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