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Data Manipulation with R by Jaynal Abedin

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Chapter 1. R Data Types and Basic Operations

R is an object-oriented programming language that is a variation of the S language, and was written by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman (hence the name R), the R Core Development Team, and an army of volunteers. What can we do using R? The answer is we can do anything we can think of that is logical and/or structural. With R, we can perform data processing, write functions, produce graphs, perform complex data analysis, and also produce our own customized packages (a collection of functions for performing specified tasks) to solve specific problems. We can develop up-to-date statistical techniques through R packages, and most importantly, R is open source and a freely available software and it will remain ...

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