Social Media Mining with R – Book review

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I was really excited when my friend from Packt Publishing send me this book…as I haven’t read any R book in a while…but don’t get me wrong…the book is not bad…it’s just that I expected a little bit more…let me explain a little bit…

This book is not too big, which is something I appreciate…it’s 122 pages…it comes with a short introduction to R which is good for newbies and then it goes straight to Social Media Mining using Twitter.

The problem I had with this book…and that’s maybe not really a bad thing…it has more Social Media Mining explanation than actual code…so sure, it does a great job explaining how Social Media Mining works but for a die hard developer like me…the source code is more important…

To be honest with you…I would bought this book if I haven’t got any Social Media Mining experience….but I have worked and made several applications using R and Twitter in the past…so…this book wasn’t really for me…


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