Announcing Practical Data Science with R, 2nd Edition

I’ve told a few people privately, but now I can announce it publicly: we are working on the second edition of Practical Data Science with R!

Practical Data Science with R, 2nd edition

Manning Publications has just launched the the MEAP for the second edition. The MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) 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, don’t worry. 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.

Practical Data Science with R released!

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Practical Data Science with R has been released. The eBook version will follow on April 15th.

You can order the book (or preorder the eBook) now on the Manning book page. The physical version comes with a complimentary eBook version (when the eBook is released), in all three formats: PDF, ePub, and Kindle.

If you haven’t yet, get it now!

Practical Data Science with R: Release date announced

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It took a little longer than we’d hoped, but we did it! Practical Data Science with R will be released on April 2nd (physical version). The eBook version will follow soon after, on April 15th.

You can preorder the pBook now on the Manning book page. The physical version comes with a complimentary eBook version (when the eBook is released), in all three formats: PDF, ePub, and Kindle.

If you haven’t yet, preorder it now!

Practical Data Science in R: March Publication Date!

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We’ve finished proofing/editing the last chapter of the book!

We still have to finish editing the appendices and some of the front matter, but we’re close. Manning has announced that the book will be released in March.

So excited….

Practical Data Science with R – Making progress…

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I’ve just finished reviewing the illustrations for chapters 8-10 of the book; chapters 1-4 have gone through layout and chapters 5-7 will be sent to layout on Monday.

The rest of the chapters are with various editors and proofreaders, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Cross your fingers that we’ll get this out real soon!