The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design

By | December 11, 2017
The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design Author Norman Matloff
ISBN-10 1593273843
ISBN-13 9781593273842
Year 2011-10-15
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher No Starch Press
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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 packages for text analysis image manipulation and thousands 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

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