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Book Review: 21 Recipes for Mining Twitter by Matthew A. Russell

This book provides readers with a quite comprehensive introduction to extracting and analyzing information from Twitter. While it is expected that the reader is somewhat familiar with the different Twitter APIs, the author does a fantastic job at presenting strategies for crawling and mining data using python and some additional and freely available third party libraries.

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Book Review: 25 Recipes for Getting Started with R by Paul Teetor

This book contains a fantastic first glance at the R language and its possibilities for statistical data analysis. The book is targeted to the new R programmer, and assumes just a basic knowledge of statistics. Easy to read, it provides readers with the basics to start working with this exciting language. Its main disadvantage: it is just too short and leaves the reader wanting more.

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