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I admire the humorous write-up of O’Reilly’s offer of 50% off books on R at until 05:00 PT on 22 September 2014.

“If you be crunchin' numbers or analyzin' heaps o' data, ye'll be knowin' that nothing floats yer ship like R (aye, that an' a pint o' grog, some ne'er-do-well hearties, and a coupla sea shanties to warm yer hornpipe. Arrr!). Fer Talk Like a Pirate Day only, take yer cutlass and slash 50% off R ebooks at Aye, ye'll be a bold sea rat to say no to this deal. Arr.”

Learning R

“Learn how to perform data analysis with the R language and software environment, even if you have little or no programming experience. With the tutorials in this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to use the essential R tools you need to know to analyze data, including data types and programming concepts.”

R Cookbook

“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, task-oriented recipes makes you productive with R immediately, with solutions ranging from basic tasks to input and output, general statistics, graphics, and linear regression.”

Big Data Analytics with R and Hadoop

“Big data analytics is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, and other useful information. Such information can provide competitive advantages over rival organizations and result in business benefits, such as more effective marketing and increased revenue. New methods of working with big data, such as Hadoop and MapReduce, offer alternatives to traditional data warehousing.”

R Graphics Cookbook

“This practical guide provides more than 150 recipes to help you generate high-quality graphs quickly, without having to comb through all the details of R’s graphing systems. Each recipe tackles a specific problem with a solution you can apply to your own project, and includes a discussion of how and why the recipe works.”

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 3:12 PM | Back to top

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