jueves, 24 de septiembre de 2015

R - My journey so far

The first time I heard about R, was about 4 years ago...a couple of week after I joined SAP. At that time I read in one of our internal documents that SAP HANA was going to be able to interact with the R programming Language.

At first, I was totally clueless about R...I had never heard from it before...so I of course start looking for some more information, download R and RStudio and start learning how to use it...

After some time...I posted my first blog talking about R...that was on November 28, 2011...the blog was Dealing with R and HANA...

After that I kept learning and using it whenever it was suitable...and I end up writing my most successful blog on the SAP Community Network...that was on May 21, 2012.


That up to now, has 21,879 views and 62 comments, 16 likes and 32 bookmarks.

R is huge...it really is...there's thousands of packages that solve thousands of issues...so that's when I start reading R related books from my good friends at Packt Publishing...




As I was improving my R skills...I knew that something was missing...I really didn't knew much about Statistics and my Machine Learning skills were pretty dull as well...that's when I read another awesome book...and I think my favorite book on R so far...

Machine Learning with R (See my review here).



Another topic that it's interesting is Social Media...and how to get value out of it...




If you're wondering how Social Media can be used with R, then please take a look at my blog Getting Flexible with SAP HANA where I use SAP HANA, R, Twitter and Schema Flexibility to analyze hashtags that can be further explored using for example SAP Lumira.

If you are into the Bioinformatics world...which I'm not -:( You should appreciate this book...



And there are some more books that I haven't read yet, but might help you to get started into the R world like...


So...why are all this books important? Well...obviously, they are all about R and R is amazing and becoming more important each and every day...

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Greetings,

Blag.
Development Culture.