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Big Data Analytics with R and Hadoop by Vignesh Prajapati

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Understanding the features of R language

There are over 3,000 R packages and the list is growing day by day. It would be beyond the scope of any book to even attempt to explain all these packages. This book focuses only on the key features of R and the most frequently used and popular packages.

Using R packages

R packages are self-contained units of R functionality that can be invoked as functions. A good analogy would be a .jar file in Java. There is a vast library of R packages available for a very wide range of operations ranging from statistical operations and machine learning to rich graphic visualization and plotting. Every package will consist of one or more R functions. An R package is a re-usable entity that can be shared and used by others. ...

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