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R For Dummies
     

R For Dummies

by Andrie de Vries, Joris Meys
 

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Master the programming language of choice among statisticians and data analysts worldwide

Coming to grips with R can be tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. Enter R For Dummies, the quick, easy way to master all the R you'll ever need. Requiring no prior programming experience and packed with practical examples, easy, step-by-step

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Master the programming language of choice among statisticians and data analysts worldwide

Coming to grips with R can be tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. Enter R For Dummies, the quick, easy way to master all the R you'll ever need. Requiring no prior programming experience and packed with practical examples, easy, step-by-step exercises, and sample code, this extremely accessible guide is the ideal introduction to R for complete beginners. It also covers many concepts that intermediate-level programmers will find extremely useful.

  • Master your R ABCs—get up to speed in no time with the basics, from installing and configuring R to writing simple scripts and performing simultaneous calculations on many variables
  • Put data in its place—get to know your way around lists, data frames, and other R data structures while learning to interact with other programs, such as Microsoft Excel
  • Make data dance to your tune—learn how to reshape and manipulate data, merge data sets, split and combine data, perform calculations on vectors and arrays, and much more
  • Visualize it—learn to use R's powerful data visualization features to create beautiful and informative graphical presentations of your data
  • Get statistical—find out how to do simple statistical analysis, summarize your variables, and conduct classic statistical tests, such as t-tests
  • Expand and customize R—get the lowdown on how to find, install, and make the most of add-on packages created by the global R community for a wide variety of purposes
  • Open the book and find:
  • Help downloading, installing, and configuring R
  • Tips for getting data in and out of R
  • Ways to use data frames and lists to organize data
  • How to manipulate and process data
  • Advice on fitting regression models and ANOVA
  • Helpful hints for working with graphics
  • How to code in R
  • What R mailing lists and forums can do for you

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119962847
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Andrie de Vries is a market research consultant specializing in surveys, statistical analysis, and strategy.

Joris Meys is a statistician and R programmer with the faculty of bio-engineering at the University of Ghent.

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