Last Updated on May 4, 2023
11. Fundamentals of Data Visualization by Claus O. Wilke
Fundamentals of Data Visualization is a primer on making informative and compelling figures. The book is very purposefully designed to not be a programming book.
This practical book takes you through many commonly encountered visualization problems, and provides guidelines on how to turn large datasets into clear and compelling figures.
What visualization type is best for the story you want to tell? How do you make informative figures that are visually pleasing? It’s these types of questions that this book tackles.
The book’s source code is hosted on GitHub, at https://github.com/clauswilke/dataviz.
12. The R Inferno by Patrick Burns
The R Inferno is billed as an essential guide to the trouble spots and oddities of R.
The book shares a lot of useful information and maintains the reader’s interest.
The book also provides many useful techniques and tips for reducing memory usage, improving performance, and avoiding errors in computational analysis.
13. Advanced R by Hadley Wickham
Advanced R is designed primarily for R users who want to improve their programming skills and understanding of the language. It aims to help the reader quickly become an effective R programmer.
The book develops the necessary skills to produce quality code that can be used in a variety of circumstances. You will learn:
– The fundamentals of R, including standard data types and functions.
– Functional programming as a useful framework for solving wide classes of problems.
– The positives and negatives of metaprogramming.
– How to write fast, memory-efficient code. That’s particular important as R is not the fastest language.
This book is targeted at intermediate R programmers, and programmers from other languages who are learning R.
14. R Packages by Hadley Wickham
Yet another quality text from the pen of Hadley. R Packages shows you how to bundle reusable R functions, sample data, and documentation together by applying the author’s package development philosophy.
Targeted at developers, data scientists, and programmers with various backgrounds, this book starts you with the basics and shows you how to improve your package writing over time.
The code and text for the book is published on GitHub.
Hadley will be releasing a second edition of the book.
15. Text Mining with R by Julia Silge & David Robinson
Text Mining with R provides examples and resources to help you get up to speed with dplyr, broom, ggplot2, and other tidy tools from the R ecosystem. Tidy datasets are easy to manipulate, model and visualize, and have a specific structure.
Text Mining with R shows you how to manipulate, summarize, and visualize the characteristics of text, sentiment analysis, tf-idf, and topic modeling. Along with tidy data methods, you’ll also examine several beginning-to-end tidy text analyses on data sources from Twitter to NASA datasets.
This excellent introductory book is published under an open source license. The authors also host a GitHub repository at https://github.com/dgrtwo/tidy-text-mining.
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – R for Data Science and more books
Page 2 – R Graphics Cookbook and more books
Page 3 – Fundamentals of Data Visualization and more books
Page 4 – Data Analysis for the Life Sciences and more books
Page 5 – An Introduction To R and more books
Page 6 – Modern Statistics for Modern Biology and more books
Page 7 – A Little Book of R for Biomedical Statistics and more books
All books in this series:
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