Book Review: R Object-oriented Programming

November 30, 2014
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(This article was first published on Data Analysis and Visualization in R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Recently, Packt Publishing publish the book R Object-oriented Programming. The eleven chapter book covers from basic data types in R to a more advanced method such as simulation and writing functions.  Different data types (i.e. integer, character, factor) are discussed in-depth in the book as well as numeric and string operations. The good thing with it is that it walks the reader from simple to complicated topic making it easier to learn the language. There are two chapters dedicated in discussing about S3 and S4 classes which are not commonly found published books about R. The last two chapters of the book are dedicated case studies wherein the reader can apply all the learnings from previous chapter. A very good book for beginners and basic users who want to advance their skill and explore the full potential of R as a programming language. Good book to have!

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