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Introduction to R Programming Language

Introduction to R Programming Language

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This book covers some introductory steps in using R programming language as a data science tool. The data science field has evolved so much recently with incredible quantities of generated data. To extract value from those data, one needs to be trained in the proper data science skills like statistical analysis, data cleaning, data visualization, and machine learning. R is now considered the centerpiece language for doing all these data science skills because it has many useful packages that not only can perform all the previous skills, but also, has additional packages that was developed by different scientists in diverse fields. These fields include, but are not limited to, business, marketing, microbiology, social science, geography, genomics, environmental science, etc. Furthermore, R is free software and can run on all major platforms: Windows, Mac Os, and UNIX/Linux. The first two chapters involve installing and using R and RStudio. RStudio is an IDE (integrated development environment) that makes R easier to use and is more similar to SPSS or Stata. Chapters 3-8 covers the different R objects and how to manipulate them including the very popular one, dataframes. Chapter 9 is about importing different files into your R working session like text or excel files. Chapters 10 and 11 are dealing with different tidyverse packages that can do interesting summaries of different dataframes including different types of data visualizations. In the last chapter, it introduces how functions are created in R along with some control structures and useful functions. In all these chapters, many examples along with different codes and outputs are given to help your understanding of this powerful programming language. I hope this book will be great addition to your future data analysis projects.

Mohsen Nady is a pharmacist with a M.D. in Microbiology and a diploma in Industrial Pharmacy. In addition, Mohsen has more than 4 years experience using R programming language. Mohsen has applied his skills in R programming to different projects related to Genomics, Microbiology, Biostatistics, Six Sigma, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Building Apps, Geography, Market Analysis, Business Analysis,...etc. Mohsen also published his thesis in high impact journal that attracted many citations, where all the statistical analysis were performed by him in addition to the methodological part. Furthermore, Mohsen has earned additional certificates, from top universities (Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Denmark,...etc) in R programming, Python, Excel, and Minitab that highlight his outstanding programming skills.