R Programming for Dummies, 2ed

Author : Andrie de Vries, Joris Meys
Price : Rs 599.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126562183
ISBN 10 : 8126562188
Pages : 440
Type : Paperbound



Getting to grips with R can be a tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. Enter R For Dummies 2e, 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 makes an excellent technical reference for experienced R programmers.




Part I: Getting Started with R Programming

Chapter 1: Introducing R: The Big Picture  

Chapter 2: Exploring R

Chapter 3: The Fundamentals of R


Part II: Getting Down to Work in R

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Arithmetic

Chapter 5: Getting Started with Reading and Writing

Chapter 6: Going on a Date with R

Chapter 7: Working in More Dimensions


Part III: Coding in R

Chapter 8: Putting the Fun in Functions

Chapter 9: Controlling the Logical Flow

Chapter 10: Debugging Your Code

Chapter 11: Getting Help


Part IV: Making the Data Talk

Chapter 12: Getting Data into and out of R

Chapter 13: Manipulating and Processing Data

Chapter 14: Summarizing Data

Chapter 15: Testing Differences and Relations


Part V: Working with Graphics

Chapter 16: Using Base Graphics

Chapter 17: Creating Faceted Graphics with Lattice

Chapter 18: Looking At ggplot 2 Graphics


Part VI: The Part of Tens

Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Do in R That You Would've Done in Microsoft Excel

Chapter 20: Ten Tips on Working with Packages


Appendix A: Installing R and RStudio

Appendix B: The r for dummies Package


This book is for general readers who may encounter R on the job and may be required to work with it to perform statistical and data analysis even though they have little to no programming experience and only basic understanding of statistics. The book is also useful for more experienced types such as scientists and engineers who have more stats and programming knowledge and who want to get up to speed with R.


Joris Meys is a statistician and R programmer with the faculty of Bio-Engineering, the University of Ghent.


Andre de Vries Business Services Director, Revolution Analytics and is responsible for delivering consulting and training services in the use of R. He is a leading R expert and has over 20 years' experience delivering smart, data-driven analytics and strategic insights for clients, most recently at his own consultancy, PentaLibra and previously at Nokia, Symbian, Psion, Bain and Andersen Consulting.