Data Analysis for Chemical Engineers: Introduction to R

Emilio Diaz-Bejarano, Victor Francia, Francesco Coletti

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This chapter aims to introduce R to chemical engineering students and, more broadly, chemical engineering professionals interested in statistics and data science. R, ranked the 6th most popular of all data science languages in 2017, is a free, multiplatform and open-source software for statistical analysis, programming and data visualization supported by a vibrant community of users. It combines a large number of powerful built-in functionalities with a flexible programming language and a vast array of libraries (packages) easily added-on to further enhance its capabilities. The basics of R, its programming language, visualization tools, and statistical analysis capabilities are introduced by means of a series of simple examples relevant to Chemical Engineering. RCommander, a Graphical User Interface natively available in R, is also introduced for those interested in an open-source statistical analysis software without the complications of the programming component.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroduction to Software for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780429451010
ISBN (Print)9781138324220, 9781138324213
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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