Book Review: Hands-On Programming with R - Write Your Own Functions and Simulations by Garrett Grolemund: Publisher- O'Reilly: ISBN- 13: 978-1449359010
“Hands on programming with R” very nicely introduces its reader to R. The approach adopted by book is excellent. Book focuses on language features and its practical usage and takes readers to a smooth journey.
Few people consider R from point of view of Data manipulation & visualization perspective, while book takes procedural language path which is refreshing and will attract more programmers.
The example of casino game seems to be little off from real world usage of R but overall book is excellent and a good start for any programmer to start learning R.
Disclaimer: I did not get paid to review this book, and I do not stand to gain anything if you buy the book. I have no relationship with the publisher or the author. I got electronic format of book from publisher for review.
Further reading: There are several books on similar topic. The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Programming-Statistical-Software-Design/dp/1593273843), R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics (http://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Advanced-Analytics-Graphics-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321888030)
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- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hands-On-Programming-Write-Functions-Simulations/dp/1449359019
- Publisher -- Oreilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028574.do