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Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby: Learning about Everyday Thingsby Sau Sheong Chang
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If youre 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, youll 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, youll explore a wide range of questions by learning how to assemble, process, simulate, and analyze the available data. Youll 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 youll explore:
Programming is not just for geeks. If youre curious about how things work, and want to get programmatic solutions to everyday problems, this intriguing book will help you find what youre looking for. By using some fundamental math and simple Ruby and R constructs, youll learn how to model the problem and work toward a solution.
Discover reasons why things are the way they are by spelunking data freely available on the Internet. Youll model and simulate environments and systems, and then observe and analyze the results. See the world around you through programming eyes.
About the Author
I have been in software development, mostly web applications and recently cloud- and data-related systems, for almost 17 years and Im still a keen and enthusiastic programmer. While Ive done Java for more than 10 years, Im a born-again Ruby convert, actively programming in Ruby for the past 6 year
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: The Hat and the WhipChapter 2: Into the MatrixChapter 3: Offices and RestroomsChapter 4: How to Be an Armchair EconomistChapter 5: Discover Yourself Through EmailChapter 6: In a HeartbeatChapter 7: Schooling Fish and Flocking BirdsChapter 8: Money, Sex, and EvolutionColophon
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