Publisher: O'Reilly Media Released: March 2011 Pages: 438
With more than 200 practical recipes, this book helps you perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently. The R language provides everything you need to do statistical work, but its structure can be difficult to master. This collection of concise, taskoriented recipes makes you productive with R immediately, with solutions ranging from basic tasks to input and output, general statistics, graphics, and linear regression.
Each recipe addresses a specific problem, with a discussion that explains the solution and offers insight into how it works. If you’re a beginner, R Cookbook will help get you started. If you’re an experienced data programmer, it will jog your memory and expand your horizons. You’ll get the job done faster and learn more about R in the process.
 Create vectors, handle variables, and perform other basic functions
 Input and output data
 Tackle data structures such as matrices, lists, factors, and data frames
 Work with probability, probability distributions, and random variables
 Calculate statistics and confidence intervals, and perform statistical tests
 Create a variety of graphic displays
 Build statistical models with linear regressions and analysis of variance (ANOVA)
 Explore advanced statistical techniques, such as finding clusters in your data
"Wonderfully readable, R Cookbook serves not only as a solutions manual of sorts, but as a truly enjoyable way to explore the R language—one practical example at a time."
—Jeffrey Ryan, software consultant and R package author

 Title:
 R Cookbook
 By:
 Paul Teetor
 Publisher:
 O'Reilly Media
 Formats:

 Print
 Ebook
 Safari Books Online
 Print:
 March 2011
 Ebook:
 March 2011
 Pages:
 438
 Print ISBN:
 9780596809157
  ISBN 10:
 0596809158
 Ebook ISBN:
 9780596809270
  ISBN 10:
 0596809271


Paul Teetor Paul Teetor is a quantitative developer with Masters degrees in statistics and computer science. He specializes in analytics and software engineering for investment management, securities trading, and risk management. He works with hedge funds, market makers, and portfolio managers in the greater Chicago area. View Paul Teetor's full profile page. 
Colophon The animal on the cover of R Cookbook is a harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja). One of the fifty species of eagle in the world, the harpy eagle is native to the tropical rain forests of Central and South America, and prefers to nest in the upper canopy layer thereof. Both its genus and species names refer to the harpies of ancient Greek mythology—vicious creatures with the face of a woman and the body of an eagle or vulture. On average, harpy eagles weigh about 18 lbs., are 36 to 40 inches long, and have a wingspan of 6 to 7 feet, though females are consistently larger than males. The plumage of both sexes is identical, however: slate black feathers dominate the animal’s top half, while the underside is white or light gray. Light graycolored heads are accentuated with a double crest of large feathers, which specimens can raise when showing hostility. Harpy eagles are monogamous, and pairs raise only one chick every two to three years. Females will usually lay two eggs at a time, and after the first hatches, the other is neglected and does not hatch. Though the chick will fledge within 6 months, both parents continue to care for and feed the chick for at least a year. Because of this low rate of population growth, the harpy eagle is particularly susceptible to encroachments on its habitat and losses from human hunting. Throughout its range, the animal’s conservation status ranges from threatened to critically endangered. 
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