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R For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-96284-7
Paperback
406 pages
June 2012
US $29.99 Add to Cart

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

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