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Advanced Analytics with R and Tableau

By : Ruben Oliva Ramos, Jen Stirrup, Roberto Rösler
Book Image

Advanced Analytics with R and Tableau

By: Ruben Oliva Ramos, Jen Stirrup, Roberto Rösler

Overview of this book

Tableau and R offer accessible analytics by allowing a combination of easy-to-use data visualization along with industry-standard, robust statistical computation. Moving from data visualization into deeper, more advanced analytics? This book will intensify data skills for data viz-savvy users who want to move into analytics and data science in order to enhance their businesses by harnessing the analytical power of R and the stunning visualization capabilities of Tableau. Readers will come across a wide range of machine learning algorithms and learn how descriptive, prescriptive, predictive, and visually appealing analytical solutions can be designed with R and Tableau. In order to maximize learning, hands-on examples will ease the transition from being a data-savvy user to a data analyst using sound statistical tools to perform advanced analytics. By the end of this book, you will get to grips with advanced calculations in R and Tableau for analytics and prediction with the help of use cases and hands-on examples.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Advanced Analytics with R and Tableau
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 2. The Power of R

Having understood how to integrate both the platforms in the previous chapter, we'll walk through the different ways in which you can use R to combine and compare data for analysis.

We will cover, with examples, the core essentials of R programming such as variables and data structures in R such as matrices, factors, vectors, and data frames. We will also focus on control mechanisms in R (relational operators, logical operators, conditional statements, loops, functions, and apply) and how to execute these commands in R to get grips with it before proceeding to chapters that heavily rely on these concepts for scripting complex analytical operations.