Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby: Learning About Everyday Things

Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby: Learning About Everyday Things by Sau Sheong Chang

Title: Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby: Learning About Everyday Things
Author: Sau Sheong Chang
ISBN10: 1449315151
ISBN13: 978-1449315153
Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (August 2, 2012)
Language: English
Subcategory: Databases & Big Data
Size PDF: 1321 kb
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 252 pages
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Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby: Learning About Everyday Things by Sau Sheong Chang


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If you’re curious about how things work, this fun and intriguing guide will help you find real answers to everyday problems. By using fundamental math and doing simple programming with the Ruby and R languages, you’ll learn how to model a problem and work toward a solution.

All you need is a basic understanding of programming. After a quick introduction to Ruby and R, you’ll explore a wide range of questions by learning how to assemble, process, simulate, and analyze the available data. You’ll learn to see everyday things in a different perspective through simple programs and common sense logic. Once you finish this book, you can begin your own journey of exploration and discovery.

Here are some of the questions you’ll explore:

Determine how many restroom stalls can accommodate an office with 70 employeesMine your email to understand your particular emailing habitsUse simple audio and video recording devices to calculate your heart rateCreate an artificial society—and analyze its behavioral patterns to learn how specific factors affect our real society