R in the Real World

R in the Real World

This deck contains two sections predominantly - 1st explaining what’s all (non-obvious) that are possible with R and 2nd, How well-known organizations are using R in their company. R is one of the most popular programming languages preferred in Data Science / Analytics.


AbdulMajedRaja RS

April 29, 2019


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    What do we think about R? What comes to your

    mind when someone mentions R?
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    Companies & Case studies • BBC • Uber • Airbnb

    • Microsoft • Stack Overflow
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    Uber - Why R is a great tool for UBER

    https://capetown2017.satrdays.org/talks/satRday-2017-van-heerden.pdf • ubeR - Internal R package • shinydashboard.uber / uberplot • The tidyverse • googlesheets • Xgboost • CausalImpact Process automation in R
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    Airbnb - Using R packages and education to scale Data

    Science at Airbnb https://medium.com/airbnb-engineering/using-r-packages-and-education-to-scale-data-science-at-airbnb-906faa58e12d • Rbnb - Airbnb internal R Package ◦ a consistent API to move data between different places in the data infrastructure ◦ branded visualization themes, scales, and geoms for ggplot2 ◦ R Markdown templates for different types of reports ◦ custom functions to optimize different parts of our workflow. • Shiny ◦ Using Shiny to make decisions at Scale
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    Microsoft - contributing to R by tightly integrating R with

    its products https://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/02/what-does-microsoft-do-with-r.html • Microsoft R Open - Microsoft's distribution of open-source R. • MRAN, which is the download repository for Microsoft R Open, and also hosts daily archive snapshots of the entire CRAN system (from 2015 to the present). • R available from within Microsoft products • Open-sourcing foreach Package Personalised Marketing at Scale with Propensity Models using R and Spark
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    Stack Overflow https://juliasilge.com/blog/one-year-at-stack/ • Survey Analytics - Stack Overflow Developer

    Survey • A/B Testing - R-based Tools and Functions to assist in A/B Testing • Research, Blogging, Communicating - Rmarkdown
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