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R Projects For Dummies by Joseph Schmuller

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Chapter 16

More Than Ten Packages for Your R Projects

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Machine learning packages

check Database packages

check Packages for maps and images

check Text analysis packages

The projects I walk you through in this book are vehicles for sharpening your R skill set. These projects depend on R packages specialized for the topics I cover. In this chapter, I tell you about some packages that can serve as the foundation for additional projects, and for further honing your R skills.

These packages address subject areas I cover in this book, and one area that I don’t.

Machine Learning

The goal of the caret package is to make it easy for you to work with machine learning. Consistent with R formula notation, its simple syntax connects with a huge array of machine learning methods. Additionally, the package offers a number of data sets to try them out on. If I were writing a book about the gamut of machine learning, I'd include this package. (In fact, it might cover only this package.)

As its name implies, the neuralnet package is all about neural networks. It goes beyond nnet (the package that ...

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