In the previous chapter, we had an introduction to various types of recommendation engines, which we will be building in the subsequent chapters. Now that we have got introduced to recommendation engines, let's build our first recommendation engine using R.
Before we proceed further for implementation, let's have a brief discussion about the required software and packages for building our first recommendation using R.
For this exercise, we have used the R 3.2.2 version and RStudio 0.99 or above. For installation and setup of R and RStudio, please refer to the software and hardware list section of the book.
The R packages we have used for this exercise are as follows: