I read the r questions and answers. I am trying to learn R and SO is a good source.
I would find it useful, to find all the gem topics which were favourited by a lot of users.
Is there a way to search
[r] isfavorinted:1 orderby:#_of_stars
Dang, someone beat me to it :(
Although the data does get stale you can use a Data.SE query for this
Here's one I wrote for you GEM Questions by FavoriteCount
Here's the SQL code for it
Here's a query that takes in a tag name as an input Questions by FavoriteCount