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The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design / Edition 1
     

The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design / Edition 1

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by Norman Matloff
 

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ISBN-10: 1593273843

ISBN-13: 9781593273842

Pub. Date: 10/08/2011

Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA

R is the world's most popular language for developing statistical software: Archaeologists use it to track the spread of ancient civilizations, drug companies use it to discover which medications are safe and effective, and actuaries use it to assess financial risks and keep economies running smoothly.

The Art of R Programming takes you on a guided

Overview

R is the world's most popular language for developing statistical software: Archaeologists use it to track the spread of ancient civilizations, drug companies use it to discover which medications are safe and effective, and actuaries use it to assess financial risks and keep economies running smoothly.

The Art of R Programming takes you on a guided tour of software development with R, from basic types and data structures to advanced topics like closures, recursion, and anonymous functions. No statistical knowledge is required, and your programming skills can range from hobbyist to pro.

Along the way, you'll learn about functional and object-oriented programming, running mathematical simulations, and rearranging complex data into simpler, more useful formats. You'll also learn to:

  • Create artful graphs to visualize complex data sets and functions
  • Write more efficient code using parallel R and vectorization
  • Interface R with C/C++ and Python for increased speed or functionality
  • Find new R packages for text analysis, image manipulation, and more
  • Squash annoying bugs with advanced debugging techniques

Whether you're designing aircraft, forecasting the weather, or you just need to tame your data, The Art of R Programming is your guide to harnessing the power of statistical computing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593273842
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
10/08/2011
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
199,954
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: Vectors
  • Chapter 3: Matrices and Arrays
  • Chapter 4: Lists
  • Chapter 5: Data Frames
  • Chapter 6: Factors and Tables
  • Chapter 7: R Programming Structures
  • Chapter 8: Doing Math and Simulations in R
  • Chapter 9: Object-Oriented Programming
  • Chapter 10: Input/Output
  • Chapter 11: String Manipulation
  • Chapter 12: Graphics
  • Chapter 13: Debugging
  • Chapter 14: Performance Enhancement: Speed and Memory
  • Chapter 15: Interfacing R to Other Languages
  • Chapter 16: Parallel R
  • Installing R
  • Installing and Using Packages
  • Colophon

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The Art of R Programming 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
sqrt3967 More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot from ‘The Art of R Programming.’ This was my introduction to programming with R. I carefully worked through most of the examples in chapters 1-14 and skipped the last two chapters. The material is very well organized, and the text guides the reader through the material. The strongest aspect of this text is its collection of well thought out examples that clearly demonstrate the concepts. The difficulty of obtaining the data files for examples is the books only shortcoming. Many examples are meaningless without the data; I was unable to run the Mt. Rushmore example. I recommend this excellent text without hesitation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago