The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics
ISBN: 1593276516
EAN13: 9781593276515
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 16, 2016
Pages: 832
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.7" L x 7.1" W
Weight: 3.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Book Overview

The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world's most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you'll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis.

You'll start with the basics, like how to handle data and write simple programs, before moving on to more advanced topics, like producing statistical summaries of your data and performing statistical tests and modeling. You'll even learn how to create impressive data visualizations with R's basic graphics tools and contributed packages, like ggplot2 and ggvis, as well as interactive 3D visualizations using the rgl package.

Dozens of hands-on exercises (with downloadable solutions) take you from theory to practice, as you learn:
-The fundamentals of programming in R, including how to write data frames, create functions, and use variables, statements, and loops
-Statistical concepts like exploratory data analysis, probabilities, hypothesis tests, and regression modeling, and how to execute them in R
-How to access R's thousands of functions, libraries, and data sets
-How to draw valid and useful conclusions from your data
-How to create publication-quality graphics of your results

Combining detailed explanations with real-world examples and exercises, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of both statistics and the depth of R's functionality. Make The Book of R your doorway into the growing world of data analysis.

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5
   A Must Have Reference For Class
It's pretty clear and covers everything you need to get started. As you get to the end, it gets a bit confusing, but it does test your coding.
 
5
   Loved this!
Out of all the textbooks I buy for my masters in data science, this was my favorite and the only one I read instead of borrowing from the library.
 
5
   Thumbs up for self-study!
It is a great book for self-study. I have it covered from cover to cover. The errata are published on the publisher's website. It is very well done.
 
5
   Very readable
I really like this book ''. I don 't have any to compare it, but it is very readable for the new programmer like myself and includes online resources that make it fun.
 
4
   Good Start but Is a Very Long Book.
The Book of R is an excellent book to learn when it comes to learning R for the first time. It is a big book, almost 800 pages long. That said, I lost motivation after 500 pages because I saw too many technical details that were not relevant to me. The author should have first focused on the basics. In all, the book of R should serve you well initially.
 
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   My first experience with an ebook
The content of this book is good, but my problem is the format of an ebook. This was my first experience with an ebook and I believe that navigating through an ebook in this format is so difficult. I don 't think I'll buy an ebook next time.
 
4
   You won't regret this buy if you're new to R.
This is a good book for what it is. What is missing is any treatment of the time series.
 
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