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Machine Learning with R by Brett Lantz

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Using R for machine learning

Many of the algorithms needed for machine learning in R are not included as part of the base installation. Thanks to R being free open source software, there is no additional charge for this functionality. The algorithms needed for machine learning were added to base R by a large community of experts who contributed to the software. A collection of R functions that can be shared among users is called a package. Free packages exist for each of the machine learning algorithms covered in this book. In fact, this book only covers a small portion of the more popular machine learning packages.

If you are interested in the breadth of R packages (4,209 packages were available at the time of writing this), you can view a list ...

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