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Practical Predictive Analytics by Ralph Winters

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R

Most of the code examples in this book are written in R. As a prerequisite to this book, it is presumed that you will have some basic R knowledge, as well as some exposure to statistics. If you already know about R, you may skip this section, but I wanted to discuss it a little bit for completeness.

The R language is derived from the S language which was developed in the 1970s. However, the R language has grown beyond the original core packages to become an extremely viable environment for predictive analytics.

Although R was developed by statisticians for statisticians, it has come a long way since its early days. The strength of R comes from its package system, which allows specialized or enhanced functionality to be developed and linked ...

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