Win Free Copies of the new book by Richard Heimann and Nathan Danneman – Social Media Mining with R
Readers may be pleased to know that Nathan Danneman and Richard Heimann have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a giveaway of their new book, Social Media Mining with R.
Over the new two weeks five lucky winners stand a chance to win a digital copy of the book. Please keep reading to find out how you can be one of the winners, more about Social Media Mining with R.
Overview: Social Media Mining with R
Social Media Mining with R is a concise, hands-on guide with many practical examples of mining social media data and a detailed treatise on inference and social science research that will help you in mining data in the real world.
Whether you are an undergraduate who wishes to get hands-on experience working with social data from the Web, a practitioner wishing to expand your competencies and learn unsupervised sentiment analysis, or you are simply interested in social data analysis, this book will prove to be an essential asset. No previous experience with R or statistics is required, though having knowledge of both will enrich your experience.
Readers will learn the following:
- Learn the basics of R and all the data types
- Explore the vast expanse of social science research
- Discover more about data potential, the pitfalls, and inferential gotchas
- Gain an insight into the concepts of supervised and unsupervised learning
- Familiarize yourself with visualization and some cognitive pitfalls
- Delve into exploratory data analysis
- Understand the minute details of sentiment analysis
How to Enter?
All you need to do is (1) read over the material above or head on over to the book page and look through the product description and then (2) share, via Twitter (mention @rheimann and/or @ndanneman) your favorite efforts in social media mining or more broadly in text analysis and natural language processing. This can be a picture of some analytical output, an academic paper, a Twitter handle of someone doing novel work in this space or even a commercial or open source tool, programming package, or programming library that you find to be useful! In this way, there are no losers as we will all learn.
The contest requires less than 140 characters of work on your part. We will tweet the winners in two weeks and only require a valid email, not to be used for any other purpose than sharing directly the eBook information. We hope to hear from you soon!