Preorder Advanced Object-Oriented Programming in R

You can now preorder Advanced Object-Oriented Programming in R: Statistical Programming for Data Science, Analysis, and Finance on Amazon.

I only just got through the technical reviews this week and it won’t be out until the autumn, but you can preorder it already.

I don’t actually write the book descriptions they put on Amazon, Apress does that, but this is what it says:

Learn how to write object-oriented programs in R and how to construct classes and class hierarchies in the three object-oriented systems available in R. This book gives an introduction to object-oriented programming in the R programming language and shows you how to use and apply R in an object-oriented manner. You will then be able to use this powerful programming style in your own statistical programming projects to write flexible and extendable software. After reading Advanced Object-Oriented Programming in R, you’ll come away with a practical project that you can reuse in your own analytics coding endeavors. You’ll then be able to visualize your data as objects that have state and then manipulate those objects with polymorphic or generic methods. Your projects will benefit from the high degree of flexibility provided by polymorphism, where the choice of concrete method to execute depends on the type of data being manipulated.
It is a short book, but it describes the different OO systems available in R, and while it doesn’t really show any really advanced use of objects and classes, as such, it does have examples of how to use object-orientation to write your own statistical models and it does have some advanced examples of using operator overloading to extend the language.

Author: Thomas Mailund

My name is Thomas Mailund and I am a research associate professor at the Bioinformatics Research Center, Uni Aarhus. Before this I did a postdoc at the Dept of Statistics, Uni Oxford, and got my PhD from the Dept of Computer Science, Uni Aarhus.

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