One of R’s greatest strengths is also its greatest weakness - the vast range of packages available through CRAN, over 12,000 of them in early 2018. Deciding on which packages to use is very challenging, the book will focus on the questions below.
● Which are the most widely used packages for my need/subject domain?
● How do I choose packages that are well used by my colleagues, the broader R community and in forums like StackOverflow and elsewhere?
● How do I choose packages that will continue to be developed in the future and updated as the R language gets updated?
● How do I choose packages that will work well together without significant massaging of data structures?
● How do I pick packages that will work for small, medium and large datasets?
● How do I know which are the most efficient packages?
● What are task views and how useful are they?
R is particularly popular in a broad range of disciplines and computational areas. The book aims to provide the following information for many topics from data science to machine learning. This book is an essential toolkit for any R user.