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Learning R: A Step-by-Step Function Guide to Data Analysis

Learning R: A Step-by-Step Function Guide to Data Analysis

ISBN: 9781449357108
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2013-09-26
Number of pages: 400
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Learn how to perform data analysis with the R language and software environment, even if you have little or no programming experience. With the tutorials in this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to use the essential R tools you need to know to analyze data, including data types and programming concepts.

The second half of Learning R shows you real data analysis in action by covering everything from importing data to publishing your results. Each chapter in the book includes a quiz on what you’ve learned, and concludes with exercises, most of which involve writing R code.

Write a simple R program, and discover what the language can doUse data types such as vectors, arrays, lists, data frames, and stringsExecute code conditionally or repeatedly with branches and loopsApply R add-on packages, and package your own work for othersLearn how to clean data you import from a variety of sourcesUnderstand data through visualization and summary statisticsUse statistical models to pass quantitative judgments about data and make predictionsLearn what to do when things go wrong while writing data analysis code

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