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R: Mining Spatial, Text, Web, and Social Media Data by Richard Heimann, Nathan Danneman, Pradeepta Mishra, Bater Makhabel

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Introduction to the R programming language

In this chapter, we are going to start with basic programming using R for data management and data manipulation; we are also going to cover a few programming tips. R can be downloaded from https://cran.r-project.org/ . Based on the operating system, anyone can download and install R binary files on their systems. The R programming, language which is an extension of the S language, is a statistical computing platform. It provides advanced predictive modeling capability, machine learning algorithms implementation capability, and better graphical visualization. R has various other plugins such as R.Net, rJava, SparkR, and RHadoop, which increases the usability of R in big data scenarios. The user can integrate ...

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