Tuesday, May 26

R for Data Analysis at Google and Facebook

R is an open-source statistics computing platform.

Mike Driscoll has a post covering the a panel discussion from the Bay Area R User Group meeting with panelists including representatives from Google and Facebook. There is a video of the discussion if you want to watch it.

They highlight the Caret package for classification and regression, rpart for partitioning data sets, and rJava for a Java interface.

If you want to get started with R, a stats background is helpful. Michael Lavine offers his text book, Introduction to Statistical Thought for free which provides an introduction to stats using R.

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