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Efficient R Programming : A Practical Guide to Smarter Programming, PDF eBook

Efficient R Programming : A Practical Guide to Smarter Programming PDF


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There are many excellent R resources for visualization, data science, and package development. Hundreds of scattered vignettes, web pages, and forums explain how to use R in particular domains. But little has been written on how to simply make R work effectivelyuntil now. This hands-on book teaches novices and experienced R users how to write efficient R code.

Drawing on years of experience teaching R courses, authors Colin Gillespie and Robin Lovelace provide practical advice on a range of topicsfrom optimizing the set-up of RStudio to leveraging C++that make this book a useful addition to any R users bookshelf. Academics, business users, and programmers from a wide range of backgrounds stand to benefit from the guidance in Efficient R Programming.

  • Get advice for setting up an R programming environment
  • Explore general programming concepts and R coding techniques
  • Understand the ingredients of an efficient R workflow
  • Learn how to efficiently read and write data in R
  • Dive into data carpentrythe vital skill for cleaning raw data
  • Optimize your code with profiling, standard tricks, and other methods
  • Determine your hardware capabilities for handling R computation
  • Maximize the benefits of collaborative R programming
  • Accelerate your transition from R hacker to R programmer


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