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R for Data Science Cookbook (n)

By : Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)
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R for Data Science Cookbook (n)

By: Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)

Overview of this book

This cookbook offers a range of data analysis samples in simple and straightforward R code, providing step-by-step resources and time-saving methods to help you solve data problems efficiently. The first section deals with how to create R functions to avoid the unnecessary duplication of code. You will learn how to prepare, process, and perform sophisticated ETL for heterogeneous data sources with R packages. An example of data manipulation is provided, illustrating how to use the “dplyr” and “data.table” packages to efficiently process larger data structures. We also focus on “ggplot2” and show you how to create advanced figures for data exploration. In addition, you will learn how to build an interactive report using the “ggvis” package. Later chapters offer insight into time series analysis on financial data, while there is detailed information on the hot topic of machine learning, including data classification, regression, clustering, association rule mining, and dimension reduction. By the end of this book, you will understand how to resolve issues and will be able to comfortably offer solutions to problems encountered while performing data analysis.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
R for Data Science Cookbook
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Before using data to answer critical business questions, the most important thing is to prepare it. Data is normally archived in files, and using Excel or text editors allows it to be easily obtained. However, data can be located in a range of different sources, such as databases, websites, and various file formats. Being able to import data from these sources is crucial.

There are four main types of data. Data recorded in text format is the simplest. As some users require storing data in a structured format, files with a .tab or .csv extension can be used to arrange data in a fixed number of columns. For many years, Excel has had a leading role in the field of data processing, and this software uses the .xls and .xlsx formats. Knowing how to read and manipulate data from databases is another crucial skill. Moreover, as most data is not stored in a database, one must know how to use the web scraping technique to obtain data from the Internet. As part of this chapter, we introduce...