As a solution to bridge two communities, those of statistical computing and the Semantic Web, there is now the SPARQL Package for R, which enables one to retrieve data from Linked Data services for analysis. This tutorial shows
how to access Spatial and Temporal Data about the complex environmental system of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, including deforestation statistics, and a variety of socio-economic variables. It shows how store this data in a meaningful way and how to plot and handle it within R.

Keywords: R (programming language), Linked Open Data (LOD), Statistical analysis, Data visualization
Author: Gräler, Benedikt
Publisher: COMBINE project
Time required: P30M
Educational use: instruction
Educational audience: student
Interactivity type: mixed

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