Beyond Spreadsheets with R: A beginner's guide to R and RStudio
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Beyond Spreadsheets with R shows you how to take raw data and transform it for use in computations, tables, graphs, and more. You'll build on simple programming techniques like loops and conditionals to create your own custom functions. You'll come away with a toolkit of strategies for analyzing and visualizing data of all sorts using R and RStudio.
About the Technology
Spreadsheets are powerful tools for many tasks, but if you need to interpret, interrogate, and present data, they can feel like the wrong tools for the task. That's when R programming is the way to go. The R programming language provides a comfortable environment to properly handle all types of data. And within the open source RStudio development suite, you have at your fingertips easy-to-use ways to simplify complex manipulations and create reproducible processes for analysis and reporting.
About the Book
With Beyond Spreadsheets with R you'll learn how to go from raw data to meaningful insights using R and RStudio. Each carefully crafted chapter covers a unique way to wrangle data, from understanding individual values to interacting with complex collections of data, including data you scrape from the web. You'll build on simple programming techniques like loops and conditionals to create your own custom functions. You'll come away with a toolkit of strategies for analyzing and visualizing data of all sorts.
- How to start programming with R and RStudio
- Understanding and implementing important R structures and operators
- Installing and working with R packages
- Tidying, refining, and plotting your data
Chapter 2. Getting to know R data types
Chapter 3. Making new data values
Chapter 4. Understanding the tools you'll use: Functions
Chapter 5. Combining data values
Chapter 6. Selecting data values
Chapter 7. Doing things with lots of data
Chapter 8. Doing things conditionally: Control structures
Chapter 9. Visualizing dаta: Plotting
Chapter 10. Doing more with your data with extensions