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Metaprogramming in R

Advanced Statistical Programming for Data Science, Analysis and Finance

Authors: Mailund, Thomas

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  • Shows you how to manipulate the structures of the R language
  • Demonstrates applications in big data, data science/analytics, finance and analysis with statistical programming
  • Broadens your understanding of functions and expressions in R
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About this book

Learn how to manipulate functions and expressions to modify how the R language interprets itself. This book is an introduction to metaprogramming in the R language, so you will write programs to manipulate other programs. Metaprogramming in R shows you how to treat code as data that you can generate, analyze, or modify. 
R is a very high-level language where all operations are functions and all functions are data that can be manipulated. This book shows you how to leverage R's natural flexibility in how function calls and expressions are evaluated, to create small domain-specific languages to extend R within the R language itself. 
What You'll Learn

  • Find out about the anatomy of a function in R 
  • Look inside a function call
  • Work with R expressions and environments
  • Manipulate expressions in R
  • Use substitutions 
Who This Book Is For

Those with at least some experience with R and certainly for those with experience in other programming languages.

About the authors

Thomas Mailund is an associate professor in bioinformatics at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a background in math and computer science.  For the last decade, his main focus has been on genetics and evolutionary studies, particularly comparative genomics, speciation, and gene flow between emerging species.  He has published Beginning Data Science in R and Functional Programming in R with Apress as well as other books out there.  

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaprogramming in R
Book Subtitle
Advanced Statistical Programming for Data Science, Analysis and Finance
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas Mailund
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2881-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2881-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2880-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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