R: Complete Data Analysis Solutions
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R: Complete Data Analysis Solutions

Learn by doing - solve real-world data analysis problems using the most popular R packages
3.0 (5 ratings)
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Created by Packt Publishing
Last updated 2/2017
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 30 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Extract, transform, and load data from heterogeneous sources
  • Understand how easily R can confront probability and statistics problems
  • Get simple R instructions to quickly organize and manipulate large datasets
  • Predict user purchase behavior by adopting a classification approach
  • Implement data mining techniques to discover items that are frequently purchased together
  • Group similar text documents by using various clustering methods
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  • You are expected to know basics of R programming. You should have R installed on your system and your system should be connected to the Internet. That’s all really!

If you are looking for that one course that includes everything about data analysis with R, this is it. Let’s get on this data analysis journey together.

This course is a blend of text, videos, code examples, and assessments, which together makes your learning journey all the more exciting and truly rewarding. It includes sections that form a sequential flow of concepts covering a focused learning path presented in a modular manner. This helps you learn a range of topics at your own speed and also move towards your goal of solving data analysis problems with R.

The R language is a powerful open source functional programming language. R is becoming the go-to tool for data scientists and analysts. Its growing popularity is due to its open source nature and extensive development community. R is increasingly being used by experienced data science professionals instead of Python and it will remain the top choice for data scientists in 2017. Big companies continue to use R for their data science needs and this course will make you ready for when these opportunities come your way.

This course has been prepared using extensive research and curation skills. Each section adds to the skills learned and helps us to achieve mastery of data analysis. Every section is modular and can be used as a standalone resource.

This course has been designed to include topics on every possible requirement from a data scientist and it does so in a step-by-step and practical manner. This course covers step-by-step and practical solutions to data analysis using R. It covers every required topic and also adds an introduction to machine learning.

We will start off with learning how to prepare, process, and perform sophisticated ETL for heterogeneous data sources with R packages. An example of data manipulation will be provided, illustrating how to use the “dplyr” and “data.table” packages to efficiently process larger data structures. We will then understand how easily R can confront probability and statistics problems and look at R instructions to quickly organize and manipulate large datasets. We will then learn to predict user purchase behavior by adopting a classification approach and implement data mining techniques to discover items that are frequently purchased together. Finally, we will offer insight into time series analysis on financial data, after which there will be detailed information on the hot topic of machine learning, including data classification, regression, clustering, association rule mining, and dimension reduction.

This course has been authored by some of the best in their fields:

Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)

Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu) is the founder of LargitData, a start-up company that mainly focuses on providing big data and machine learning products. He specializes in using Spark and Hadoop to process big data and apply data mining techniques for data analysis. Yu-Wei is also a professional lecturer and has delivered lectures on big data and machine learning in R and Python, and given tech talks at a variety of conferences.

Selva Prabhakaran

Selva Prabhakaran is a data scientist with a large E-commerce organization. In his 7 years of experience in data science, he has tackled complex real-world data science problems and delivered production-grade solutions for top multinational companies.

Tony Fischetti

Tony Fischetti is a data scientist at College Factual, where he gets to use R everyday to build personalized rankings and recommender systems.

Viswa Viswanathan

Viswa Viswanathan is an associate professor of Computing and Decision Sciences at the Stillman School of Business in Seton Hall University. In addition to teaching at the university, Viswa has conducted training programs for industry professionals. He has written several peer-reviewed research publications in journals such as Operations Research, IEEE Software, Computers and Industrial Engineering, and International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education.

Shanthi Viswanathan

Shanthi Viswanathan is an experienced technologist who as a consultant, has helped several large organizations, such as Canon, Cisco, Celgene, Amway, Time Warner Cable, and GE among others, in areas such as data architecture and analytics, master data management, service-oriented architecture, business process management, and modeling.

Romeo Kienzler

Romeo Kienzler is the Chief Data Scientist of the IBM Watson IoT Division and working as an Advisory Architect helping client worldwide to solve their data analysis problems. His current research focus is on cloud-scale data mining using open source technologies including R, ApacheSpark, SystemML, ApacheFlink, and DeepLearning4J.

This course is a blend of text, videos, and assessments, all packaged together keeping your journey in mind. It combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

  • R for Data Science Cookbook by Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)
  • R for Data Science Solutions [video] by Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)
  • Mastering R Programming [video] by Selva Prabhakaran
  • Data Analysis with R by Tony Fischetti
  • R Data Analysis Cookbook by Viswa Viswanathan and Shanthi Viswanathan
  • Learning Data Mining with R [video] by Romeo Kienzler

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is useful whether someone is a hobbyist, analyst, an aspiring or professional data scientist, or even learning data analysis for the first time. Those already familiar with the basics of R, but want to learn to efficiently analyze real-world data problems will also find this course a match for their needs.
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Curriculum For This Course
109 Lectures
Data Extracting, Transforming, and Loading
9 Lectures 26:10

Reading and writing CSV files

Scanning text files

Working with Excel files

Reading data from databases

Scraping web data

Accessing Facebook data

Working with Twitter

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Data Preprocessing and Preparation
10 Lectures 26:18

Converting data types

Working with the date format

Adding new records

Filtering data

Dropping data

Merging and sorting data

Reshaping data

Detecting missing data

Imputing missing data

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Data Manipulation
13 Lectures 28:08

Managing data with a data.table

Performing fast aggregation with a data.table

Merging large datasets with a data.table

Subsetting and slicing data with dplyr

Sampling data with dplyr

Selecting columns with dplyr

Chaining operations in dplyr

Arranging rows with dplyr

Eliminating duplicated rows with dplyr

Adding new columns with dplyr

Summarizing data with dplyr

Merging data with dplyr

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Simulation from Probability Distributions
9 Lectures 21:32
Generating random samples

Understanding uniform distributions

Generating binomial random variates

Generating Poisson random variates

Sampling from a normal distribution

Sampling from a chi-squared distribution

Understanding Student's t-distribution

Sampling from a dataset

Simulating the stochastic process

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Statistical Inference in R
9 Lectures 23:45
Getting confidence intervals

Performing Z-tests

Performing student's T-tests

Conducting exact binomial tests

Performing Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests

Working with the Pearson's chi-squared tests

Understanding the Wilcoxon Rank Sum and Signed Rank tests

Conducting one-way ANOVA

Performing two-way ANOVA

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Rule and Pattern Mining with R
8 Lectures 22:00
Transforming data into transactions

Displaying transactions and associations

Mining associations with the Apriori rule

Pruning redundant rules

Visualizing association rules

Mining frequent itemsets with Eclat

Creating transactions with temporal information

Mining frequent sequential patterns with cSPADE

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Time Series Mining with R
9 Lectures 26:23
Creating time series data

Plotting a time series object

Decomposing a time series

Smoothing a time series

Forecasting a time series

Selecting an ARIMA model

Creating an ARIMA model

Forecasting with an ARIMA model

Predicting stock prices with an ARIMA model

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Text Analytics In-depth
6 Lectures 36:35
Scraping web pages and processing texts

Corpus, TDM, TF-IDF, and word cloud

Cosine similarity and Latent Semantic Analysis

Extracting topics with Latent Dirichlet Allocation

Sentiment scoring with tidytext and Syuzhet

Classifying texts with RTextTools

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Sources of Data
5 Lectures 19:39
Relational databases

Using JSON


Other data formats

Online repositories

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
Let's Do A Project: Social Network Analysis
4 Lectures 24:54
Downloading social network data using public APIs

Creating adjacency matrices and edge lists

Plotting social network data

Computing important network metrics

Test Your Knowledge
2 questions
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