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Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 10 Machine Learning and the R Platform

We have already learned a little about the R platform and how it is one of the tools of choice for many data scientists. In this chapter, we’ll see a bit more about what R can do, and how you can expand your knowledge of this versatile software so that when you start learning it in depth, you will find it to be easier and more interesting.

Before we get a bit technical, though, we’ll take a look at machine learning25, one of the core disciplines of data science and one that has received much less attention than it deserves. We’ll examine how it came to be a discipline, how things are ...

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