Beginning Data Science in R

Data Analysis, Visualization, and Modelling for the Data Scientist

Authors: Mailund, Thomas

  • Gives you everything you need to know to get started in data science and R programming
  • A unique book by a data science expert 
  • Based on a successful lecture series
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Discover best practices for data analysis and software development in R and start on the path to becoming a fully-fledged data scientist. This book teaches you techniques for both data manipulation and visualization and shows you the best way for developing new software packages for R.
Beginning Data Science in R details how data science is a combination of statistics, computational science, and machine learning. You’ll see how to efficiently structure and mine data to extract useful patterns and build mathematical models. This requires computational methods and programming, and R is an ideal programming language for this. 
This book is based on a number of lecture notes for classes the author has taught on data science and statistical programming using the R programming language. Modern data analysis requires computational skills and usually a minimum of programming. 
What You Will Learn

  • Perform data science and analytics using statistics and the R programming language
  • Visualize and explore data, including working with large data sets found in big data
  • Build an R package
  • Test and check your code
  • Practice version control
  • Profile and optimize your code

Who This Book Is For
Those with some data science or analytics background, but not necessarily experience with the R programming language.

About the authors

Thomas Mailund is an associate professor in bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark. His background is in math and computer science but for the last decade his main focus has been on genetics and evolutionary studies, particularly comparative genomics, speciation, and gene flow between emerging species.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Data Science in R
Book Subtitle
Data Analysis, Visualization, and Modelling for the Data Scientist
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas Mailund
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2671-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2671-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2670-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations
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