R Quick Syntax Reference

A Pocket Guide to the Language, APIs and Library

Authors: Tollefson, Margot

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  • A unique quick reference book detailing the intricacies of the R language
  • Updated to cover R 3.4 and 3.5 features
  • Learn R to write your own functions and analyze data
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This handy reference book detailing the intricacies of R updates the popular first edition by adding R version 3.4 and 3.5 features. Starting with the basic structure of R, the book takes you on a journey through the terminology used in R and the syntax required to make R work. You will find looking up the correct form for an expression quick and easy. Some of the new material includes information on RStudio, S4 syntax, working with character strings, and an example using the Twitter API.
With a copy of the R Quick Syntax Reference in hand, you will find that you are able to use the multitude of functions available in R and are even able to write your own functions to explore and analyze data.

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the modes and classes of R objects and how to use them
  • Use both packaged and user-created functions in R 
  • Import/export data and create new data objects in R
  • Create descriptive functions and manipulate objects in R
  • Take advantage of flow control and conditional statements
  • Work with packages such as base, stats, and graphics

Who This Book Is For
Those with programming experience, either new to R, or those with at least some exposure to R but who are new to the latest version.

About the authors

Margot Tollefson is a self-employed consulting statistician residing in the tiny town of Stratford in the corn and soybean fields of north-central Iowa. She started using the S-Plus language in the early 1990s and was happy to switch to R about ten years ago. Margot enjoys writing her own functions in R - to do plots and simulations, as well as to implement custom modeling and use published statistical methods. She earned her graduate degrees in statistics from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4405-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4404-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
R Quick Syntax Reference
Book Subtitle
A Pocket Guide to the Language, APIs and Library
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Margot Tollefson
Distribution Rights
Apress standard distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4405-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4405-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4404-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 365
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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