Data Analysis for Chemical Engineers: Introduction to R

Emilio Diaz-Bejarano, Victor Francia, Francesco Coletti

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Abstract

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
Chapter7
Pages221-250
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9780429451010
ISBN (Print)9781138324220, 9781138324213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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    Diaz-Bejarano, E., Francia, V., & Coletti, F. (2019). Data Analysis for Chemical Engineers: Introduction to R. In Introduction to Software for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition (pp. 221-250). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429451010-7