Thursday, September 10, 2015

Episode 46: R

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  • Jason: Electron https://github.com/atom/electron
  • Patrick: Does Not Commute (iOS / Android)

R

  • Suggested language: Thanks John Williams!
  • Alfredo Gallegos asks: What is Data Science?
    • Adding structure to data 
    • Enriching data
    • Building models to estimate/classify/cluster/embed data
    • Data science competition / tutorials
  • Features
    • Open Source
    • Data Frames
    • Lots of packages
    • Rmr (map reduce in R)
  • Cons
    • Fragmented community
    • Many packages/frontends lack support
  • History
    • Based on S from Bell Labs
    • Developed by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman at the University of Auckland
  • Popular Packages
    • ggplot2
      • R -> gnuplot
    • htmlwidgets
      • web visualizations
    • R Markdown
      • markdown support
    • zoo
      • Time series
    • RODBC / RMySQL / RPostgresSQL / RSQLite
      • SQL support
  • GUIs
    • RStudio
    • Rattle
  • Learning R