The Art of R Programming

A guided tour of software development with R, from basic types and data structures to advanced topics like closures, recursion, and anonymous functions. No statistical knowledge is required.

**Tag(s):**
R
Statistics

**Publication date**: 01 Sep 2009

**ISBN-10**:
1593273843

**ISBN-13**:
8582592222227

**Paperback**:
193 pages

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The Art of R Programming

A guided tour of software development with R, from basic types and data structures to advanced topics like closures, recursion, and anonymous functions. No statistical knowledge is required.

From the Preface:

Norman Matloff wrote:This book is for those who wish to write code in R, as opposed to those who use R mainly for a sequence of separate, discrete statistical operations, plotting a histogram here, performing a regression analysis there. The reader's level of programming background may range from professional to novice to "took a programming course in college," but the key is that the reader wishes to write R code. Typical examples of our intended audience might be:

• Analysts employed by, say, a hospital or government agency, who produce statistical reports on a regular basis, and need to develop production programs for this purpose.

• Academic researchers developing statistical methodology that is either new or combines existing methods into an integrated procedure that needs to be codified for usage by the general research community.

• Specialists in marketing, litigation support, journalism, publishing and so on who need to develop sophisticated graphical presentations of data.

• Professional programmers who have been working in other languages, but whose employers have now assigned them to projects involving statistical analysis.

• Students in statistical computing courses.

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About The Author(s)

Dr. Norm Matloff is a professor of computer science at the University of California at Davis, and was formerly a professor of statistics at that university. He is a former database software developer in Silicon Valley, and has been a statistical consultant for firms such as the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and has a PhD in pure mathematics from UCLA, specializing in probability/functional analysis and statistics.

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