Programming Skills for Data Science: Start Writing Code to Wrangle, Analyze, and Visualize Data with R eBook : 9780135159088

Programming Skills for Data Science: Start Writing Code to Wrangle, Analyze, and Visualize Data with R eBook

Freeman ,M et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: Using data science techniques, you can transform raw data into actionable insights for domains ranging from urban planning to precision medicine. Programming Skills for Data Science brings together all the foundational skills you need to get started, even if you have no programming or data science experience.

Leading instructors Michael Freeman and Joel Ross guide you through installing and configuring the tools you need to solve professional-level data science problems, including the widely used R language and Git version-control system. They explain how to wrangle your data into a form where it can be easily used, analysed, and visualised so others can see the patterns you’ve uncovered. Step by step, you’ll master powerful R programming techniques and troubleshooting skills for probing data in new ways, and at larger scales.

Freeman and Ross teach through practical examples and exercises that can be combined into complete data science projects. Everything’s focused on real-world application, so you can quickly start analysing your own data and getting answers you can act upon. Learn to

  • Install your complete data science environment, including R and RStudio
  • Manage projects efficiently, from version tracking to documentation
  • Host, manage, and collaborate on data science projects with GitHub
  • Master R language fundamentals: syntax, programming concepts, and data structures
  • Load, format, explore, and restructure data for successful analysis
  • Interact with databases and web APIs
  • Master key principles for visualising data accurately and intuitively
  • Produce engaging, interactive visualisations with ggplot and other R packages
  • Transform analyses into sharable documents and sites with R Markdown
  • Create interactive web data science applications with Shiny
  • Collaborate smoothly as part of a data science team

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Table of contents
  • Part I: Getting Started
  • Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Computer
  • Chapter 2: Using the Command Line
  • Part II: Managing Projects
  • Chapter 3: Version Control with git and GitHub
  • Chapter 4: Using Markdown for Documentation
  • Part III: Foundational R Skills
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to R
  • Chapter 6: Functions
  • Chapter 7: Vectors
  • Chapter 8: Lists
  • Part IV: Data Wrangling
  • Chapter 9: Understanding Data
  • Chapter 10: Data Frames
  • Chapter 11: Manipulating Data with dplyr
  • Chapter 12: Reshaping Data with tidyr
  • Chapter 13: Accessing Databases
  • Chapter 14: Accessing Web APIs
  • Part V: Data Visualization
  • Chapter 15: Designing Data Visualizations
  • Chapter 16: Creating Visualizations with ggplot2
  • Chapter 17: Interactive Visualization in R
  • Part VI: Building and Sharing Applications
  • Chapter 18: Dynamic Reports with R Markdown
  • Chapter 19: Building Interactive Web Applications with Shiny
  • Chapter 20: Working Collaboratively
  • Chapter 21: Moving Forward
  • Index
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