CHAPTER 3

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A Deeper Dive into R

The last chapter explored some introductory concepts in R, from using the console to importing data. We installed packages and discussed data types, including different list types. We finished up by talking about functions and creating closures.

This chapter will look at object-oriented concepts in R, explore concepts in statistical analysis, and finally see how R can be incorporated into R Markdown for real time distribution.

Object-Oriented Programming in R

R supports two different systems for creating objects: the S3 and S4 methods. S3 is the default way that objects are handled in R. We’ve been using and making ...

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