R in Action, Second Edition presents both the R language and the examples that make it so useful for business developers. Focusing on practical solutions, the book offers a crash course in statistics and covers elegant methods for dealing with messy and incomplete data that are difficult to analyze using traditional methods. You'll also master R's extensive graphical capabilities for exploring and presenting data visually. And this expanded second edition includes new chapters on time series analysis, cluster analysis, and classification methodologies, including decision trees, random forests, and support vector machines.
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About the Technology
Business pros and researchers thrive on data, and R speaks the language of data analysis. R is a powerful programming language for statistical computing. Unlike general-purpose tools, R provides thousands of modules for solving just about any data-crunching or presentation challenge you're likely to face. R runs on all important platforms and is used by thousands of major corporations and institutions worldwide.
About the Book
R in Action, Second Edition teaches you how to use the R language by presenting examples relevant to scientific, technical, and business developers. Focusing on practical solutions, the book offers a crash course in statistics, including elegant methods for dealing with messy and incomplete data. You'll also master R's extensive graphical capabilities for exploring and presenting data visually. And this expanded second edition includes new chapters on forecasting, data mining, and dynamic report writing.
Complete R language tutorial
Using R to manage, analyze, and visualize data
Techniques for debugging programs and creating packages
OOP in R
Over 160 graphs
About the Author
Dr. Rob Kabacoff is a seasoned researcher and teacher who specializes in data analysis. He also maintains the popular Quick-R website at statmethods.net.
Table of Contents
PART 1 GETTING STARTED
Introduction to R
Creating a dataset
Getting started with graphs
Basic data management
Advanced data management
PART 2 BASIC METHODS
PART 3 INTERMEDIATE METHODS
Analysis of variance
Resampling statistics and bootstrapping
PART 4 ADVANCED METHODS
Generalized linear models
Principal components and factor analysis
Advanced methods for missing data
PART 5 EXPANDING YOUR SKILLS
Advanced graphics with ggplot2
Creating a package
Creating dynamic reports
Advanced graphics with the lattice package available online only from manning.com/kabacoff2