An Introduction To Data Analysis Using Aggregation Functions In R by Simon JamesAn Introduction To Data Analysis Using Aggregation Functions In R by Simon James

An Introduction To Data Analysis Using Aggregation Functions In R

bySimon James

Hardcover | November 17, 2016

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This textbook helps future data analysts comprehend aggregation function theory and methods in an accessible way, focusing on a fundamental understanding of the data and summarization tools. Offering a broad overview of recent trends in aggregation research, it complements any study in statistical or machine learning techniques. Readers will learn how to program key functions in R without obtaining an extensive programming background.

Sections of the textbook cover background information and context, aggregating data with averaging functions, power means, and weighted averages including the Borda count. It explains how to transform data using normalization or scaling and standardization, as well as log, polynomial, and rank transforms. The section on averaging with interaction introduces OWS functions and the Choquet integral, simple functions that allow the handling of non-independent inputs. The final chapters examine software analysis with an emphasis on parameter identification rather than technical aspects.

This textbook is designed for students studying computer science or business who are interested in tools for summarizing and interpreting data, without requiring a strong mathematical background. It is also suitable for those working on sophisticated data science techniques who seek a better conception of fundamental data aggregation. Solutions to the practice questions are included in the textbook.
Simon James completed his PhD on The use of aggregation functions in decision making under the supervision of Dr. Gleb Beliakov at Deakin University in 2010. Since then he has held a Lecturing position in the School of Information Technology. Before undertaking his PhD, he had completed a double degree in education and arts, providing ...
Title:An Introduction To Data Analysis Using Aggregation Functions In RFormat:HardcoverDimensions:199 pagesPublished:November 17, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Aggregating data with averaging functions.- Transforming data.- Weighted averaging.- Averaging with interaction.- Fitting aggregation functions to empirical data.- Solutions.

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"The monograph is devoted to the problem of data aggregation in its various aspects from general concepts of adequate representation of numerous data in a concise form to practical calculations illustrated by applying abilities of R language. . the students and researchers familiar with R can find the book to be a very friendly introduction to statistical approaches to the aggregation with interactions between variables." (Stan Lipovetsky, Technometrics, Vol. 59 (3), November, 2017)