R in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (Paperback)

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Why learn R? Because it's rapidly becoming the standard for developing statistical software. R in a Nutshell provides a quick and practical way to learn this increasingly popular open source language and environment. You'll not only learn how to program in R, but also how to find the right user-contributed R packages for statistical modeling, visualization, and bioinformatics. The author introduces you to the R environment, including the R graphical user interface and console, and takes you through the fundamentals of the object-oriented R language. Then, through a variety of practical examples from medicine, business, and sports, you'll learn how you can use this remarkable tool to solve your own data analysis problems. * Understand the basics of the language, including the nature of R objects * Learn how to write R functions and build your own packages * Work with data through visualization, statistical analysis, and other methods * Explore the wealth of packages contributed by the R community * Become familiar with the lattice graphics package for high-level data visualization * Learn about bioinformatics packages provided by Bioconductor.

About the Author


Joseph Adler has many years of experience in data mining and data analysis at companies including DoubleClick, American Express, and VeriSign. He graduated from MIT with an Sc.B and M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. He is the inventor of several patents for computer security and cryptography, and the author of Baseball Hacks. Currently, he is a senior data scientist at LinkedIn.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780596801700
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: January 4th, 2010
Pages: 636