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Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism, Paperback / softback Book

Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism Paperback / softback

Part of the Chapman & Hall/CRC: The R Series series


Do you want to use R to tell stories? This book was written for you-whether you already know some R or have never coded before. Most R texts focus only on programming or statistical theory.

Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism gives you ideas, tools, and techniques for incorporating data and visualizations into your narratives. You'll see step by step how to:Analyze airport flight delays, restaurant inspections, and election resultsMap bank locations, median incomes, and new voting districtsCompare campaign contributions to final election resultsExtract data from PDFsWhip messy data into shape for analysisScrape data from a websiteCreate graphics ranging from simple, static charts to interactive visualizations for the WebIf you work or plan to work in a newsroom, government office, non-profit policy organization, or PR office, Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism will help you use R in your world. This book has a companion website with code, links to additional resources, and searchable tables by function and task. Sharon Machlis is the author of Computerworld's Beginner's Guide to R, host of InfoWorld's Do More With R video screencast series, admin for the R for Journalists Google Group, and is well known among Twitter users who follow the #rstats hashtag.

She is Director of Editorial Data and Analytics at IDG Communications (parent company of Computerworld, InfoWorld, PC World and Macworld, among others) and a frequent speaker at data journalism and R conferences.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Media studies
  • ISBN: 9781138726918

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