Shows how to get started and conduct data analyses with the help of the R software
Presents real-world applications and best practices for data analysis
Includes numerous examples and exercises to help the reader learn from scratch
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This textbook offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide to modern data analysis using the programming language R. The chapters cover topics such as the fundamentals of programming in R, data collection and preprocessing, including web scraping, data visualization, and statistical methods, including multivariate analysis, and feature exercises at the end of each section. The text requires only basic statistics skills, as it strikes a balance between statistical and mathematical understanding and implementation in R, with a special emphasis on reproducible examples and real-world applications. This textbook is primarily intended for undergraduate students of mathematics, statistics, physics, economics, finance and business who are pursuing a career in data analytics. It will be equally valuable for master students of data science and industry professionals who want to conduct data analyses.
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- data analysis
- R package
- statistical inference
- data science
- data mining
- databases in R
- web scraping
- R code
- multivariate statistics
- big data
- descriptive statistics
“It was very interesting to go through the pages of this book. The authors should be commended for writing a thorough book about complex concepts of data analysis in R that could, however, be read easily. I warmly recommend this book to students of statistics but also to professionals who would like to acquire advanced analytical skills or improve their competencies in R, especially nowadays with R very popular amongst data analysts.” (Georgios Nikolopoulos, ISCB News, iscb.info, Issue 71, June, 2021)
Authors and Affiliations
Department of Mathematics Applied to ICT, Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Alfonso Zamora Saiz
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain
Carlos Quesada González, Diego Mondéjar Ruiz
eDreams ODIGEO, Barcelona, Spain
Lluís Hurtado Gil
About the authors
Alfonso Zamora Saiz is a professor at the School of Computer Science Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain. Holding a PhD in algebraic geometry from the Complutense University of Madrid (2013), he has been a visiting PhD student at Cambridge University and Columbia University, a postdoc at the IST in Lisbon, lecturer at the California State University Channel Islands and a professor at the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid. He has also worked as a quantitative analyst in the industry. His research interests include algebra, geometry and topology in pure math, as well as data analytical applications and mathematics education.
Carlos Quesada González holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He is a professor and Vice-dean of the School of Business at the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, where he has helped to establish the Business Intelligence degree. He also teaches master courses on big data for finance and collaborates as a statistical analyst with Grant-Thornton.
Lluís Hurtado Gil is a professional data scientist at eDreams ODIGEO and holds a PhD in astrophysics from Valencia University (2016). He was a professor of statistics and econometrics for three years at CEU San Pablo University, where he also served as secretary of the Statistics and Applied Mathematics Department. He has published works on econometrics for undergraduate students and research papers on statistical applications in modern astrophysics with R code. Currently, he continues to collaborate with the International J-PAS Survey, investigating the physics of the accelerating universe. Professionally, he has specialized in the application of stochastic processes to digital marketing.
Diego Mondéjar Ruiz is a professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Spain. He obtained his PhD in mathematics from the Complutense University of Madrid with a thesis on topological data analysis and computational topology in 2015. In addition to having been a visiting PhD student at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, he has taught mathematics, statistics and programming courses at several universities.
Book Title: An Introduction to Data Analysis in R
Book Subtitle: Hands-on Coding, Data Mining, Visualization and Statistics from Scratch
Authors: Alfonso Zamora Saiz, Carlos Quesada González, Lluís Hurtado Gil, Diego Mondéjar Ruiz
Series Title: Use R!
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48996-0Published: 28 July 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-48997-7Published: 27 July 2020
Series ISSN: 2197-5736
Series E-ISSN: 2197-5744
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XV, 276
Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour