R has the reputation for being slow. Colin Gillespie covers key ideas and techniques and shares tips and tricks for making your R code as efficient as possible. Programmers with little experience with R will learn to navigate the quirks of R to make it work efficiently—it’s easy to write slow R code if you treat as if it were another language. R users with little experience of programming will learn many concepts and tricks of the trade that will make your work more time effective.
Colin Gillespie is a senior lecturer at Newcastle University, UK, where he works on high-performance statistical computing and Bayesian statistics. Colin is also lead consultant at Jumping Rivers. He has been teaching R since 2005 at a variety of levels, ranging from beginning to advanced programming. Colin is author of the upcoming O’Reilly book Efficient R Programming.
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