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Domain-Specific Languages in R

Advanced Statistical Programming

Authors: Mailund, Thomas

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  • Learn to program with domain-specific languages using R
  • Carry out large matrix expressions and multiplications
  • Implement metaprogramming with DSLs
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About this book

Gain an accelerated introduction to domain-specific languages in R, including coverage of regular expressions. This compact, in-depth book shows you how DSLs are programming languages specialized for a particular purpose, as opposed to general purpose programming languages. Along the way, you’ll learn to specify tasks you want to do in a precise way and achieve programming goals within a domain-specific context. 

Domain-Specific Languages in R includes examples of DSLs including large data sets or matrix multiplication; pattern matching DSLs for application in computer vision; and DSLs for continuous time Markov chains and their applications in data science. After reading and using this book, you’ll understand how to write DSLs in R and have skills you can extrapolate to other programming languages.

What You'll Learn

  • Program with domain-specific languages using R
  • Discover the components of DSLs
  • Carry out large matrix expressions and multiplications 
  • Implement metaprogramming with DSLs
  • Parse and manipulate expressions 

Who This Book Is For

Those with prior programming experience. R knowledge is helpful but not required.  



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, Functional Programming in R and Metaprogramming in R with Apress as well as other books.  

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Domain-Specific Languages in R
Book Subtitle
Advanced Statistical Programming
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Thomas Mailund
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3588-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3588-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3587-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 257
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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