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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
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Control structures in R

R has the appearance of a procedural programming language. However, it is built on another language, known as S programming language. S leans towards functional programming. It also has some object-oriented characteristics. This means that there are many complexities in the way that R works.

In this section, we will look at some of the fundamental building blocks that make up key control structures in R, and then we will move onto looping and vectorized operations.

Assignment operators

R has five assignment operators, which are listed here:






In this book, we will use the following assignment operator:


We will use this assignment operator here, because it is used commonly in examples on well-known internet sites such as StackOverflow ( It's also possible to use the rightward assignment operator, but that is confusing for many people so it is not used here. Note also that the equals sign isn't used here...