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Announcing Practical Data Science with R, 2nd Edition

We are pleased and excited to announce that we are working on a second edition of Practical Data Science with R!


Manning Publications has just announced the launching of the MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) for the second edition. The MEAP allows you to subscribe to drafts of chapters as they become available, and give us feedback before the book goes into print. Currently, drafts of the first three chapters are available.

If you’ve been contemplating buying the first edition, and haven’t yet, never fear! If you subscribe to the MEAP for the second edition, an eBook copy of the previous edition, Practical Data Science with R (First Edition), is included at no additional cost.

In addition to the topics that we covered in the first edition, we plan to add: additional material on using the vtreat package for data preparation; a discussion of LIME for model explanation; and sections on modeling techniques that we didn’t cover in the first edition, such as gradient boosting, regularized regression, and auto-encoders.

Please subscribe to our book, your support now will help us improve it. Please also forward this offer to your friends and colleagues (and please ask them to also subscribe and forward).

Manning is sharing a 50% off promotion code active until August 23, 2018: mlzumel3.

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Nina Zumel

Data scientist with Win Vector LLC. I also dance, read ghost stories and folklore, and sometimes blog about it all.

4 replies

  1. I enjoyed 1st edition of the book. However, Python seems to be mainstream language now a days for Data Science.

    1. We definitely do not endorse an “only R” position. Python has some great tools. But we need to keep the scope of any one book limited, so it makes sense to keep this book close to its roots.

      1. Agree, am a long-time pythonista, newbie to R, and will be following with MEAP. Thanks for all your postings.

  2. Bought. Very reasonable price, and I’m happy to give something back after following your blog for a longer period of time. greetings from a Danish sociologist.