R Packages for Social Search

December 30, 2010
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Jesse Bridgewater works on "social search awesomeness" for the Bing search engine, and is setting up his dev environment with the necessary tools including python, vim, and R. Jesse has shared a handy script he uses to install all the specialty packages he uses for his data analysis. This is a handy script to modify for your own purposes, but it's also interesting to review the packages Jesse lists as part of his standard toolkit:

Literate Programming: R2HTMLsweave, Rpad

Data Visualizationggplot2, YaleToolkit

Data Mining / Machine Learning / Natural Language Processing: ElemStatLearn, gbm, bayesm, RWeka, lsa, tm

Graphs and Networks: igraph

Statistics: survival, Hmisc, ICSNP, zipfR

What R packages do you consider to be part of your standard toolkit?

Jesse S.A. Bridgewater: My Favorite R Packages (Installed With One Command)

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