Get valuable insights from your data by building data analysis systems from scratch with R.
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you are looking for a book that takes you all the way through the practical application of advanced and effective analytics methodologies in R, then this is the book for you. A fundamental understanding of R and the basic concepts of data analysis is all you need to get started with this book.
What You Will Learn
R offers a large variety of packages and libraries for fast and accurate data analysis and visualization. As a result, it's one of the most popularly used languages by data scientists and analysts, or anyone who wants to perform data analysis. This book will demonstrate how you can put to use your existing knowledge of data analysis in R to build highly efficient, end-to-end data analysis pipelines without any hassle.
You'll start by building a content-based recommendation system, followed by building a project on sentiment analysis with tweets. You'll implement time-series modeling for anomaly detection, and understand cluster analysis of streaming data. You'll work through projects on performing efficient market data research, building recommendation systems, and analyzing networks accurately, all provided with easy to follow codes.
With the help of these real-world projects, you'll get a better understanding of the challenges faced when building data analysis pipelines, and see how you can overcome them without compromising on the efficiency or accuracy of your systems. The book covers some popularly used R packages such as dplyr, ggplot2, RShiny, and others, and includes tips on using them effectively.
By the end of this book, you'll have a better understanding of data analysis with R, and be able to put your knowledge to practical use without any hassle.
Style and approach
This book takes a unique, learn-as-you-do approach, as you build on your understanding of data analysis progressively with each project. This book is designed in a way that implementing each project will empower you with a unique skill set, and enable you to implement the next project more confidently.