Oct 24, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Apress brings “R” knowledge to programmers with their new offering, Beginning R, by Larry Pace. R, a powerful open-source implementation of the statistical language S, allows users to crunch data and represent it graphically. Originally developed by AT&T, it can be used on UNIX, Windows and Mac Operating systems and is even being implemented into Oracle Database. As an author and educator, Dr. Pace takes a hands-on and example-based approach, incorporating best practices with clear explanations of statistical and graphical techniques.
As attendees of Oracle Open World can attest, R has grown since the Big Data wave and has since proven its relevance in the tech community. R has eclipsed S and the commercially-available S-Plus language, and has become the de facto standard for doing, teaching, and learning computational statistics.
In this book, Pace teaches readers where to get R and how to install it, how to import and export data and scripts, generate basic statistics and graphics and program in R to write custom functions. The title is an easy-to-read reference for working professionals, professors and students who want to learn and use R for basic statistics. It is the perfect book for anyone needing a free, capable, and powerful tool for exploring statistics and automating their use. The investment in learning R is sure to pay off in the long term as R continues to grow into the go-to language for statistical exploration and research.
For more information on Beginning R, please visit: http://www.apress.com/9781430245544.
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