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The R Book

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The R language is recognised as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, and it enables the user to apply many statistical techniques that would be impossible without such software to help implement such large data sets.
Hardcover, 942 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Barry
Aug 13, 2008 Barry rated it really liked it
Shelves: r-programming
It's big. It's incomplete (as I think any book on R has to be). But it is the book I'm using the most as I continue to learn about R. This is a "cookbook": the author gives several specific examples of how to do specific tasks. If you can find one that matches what you want to do (and it is a big book), then it's great. If not, it's frustrating.

Of the four books I have on R/S/S+, this would be the one I'd start with if I had it to do over again. Still, the idea way of learning R is sharing a lab
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Peter Flom
Mar 14, 2013 Peter Flom rated it really liked it
Shelves: statistics
The best thing about this large book on R is its breadth: No one book can cover all of R, but this covers a lot.

The biggest problem is the index and contents, which could have been better done and which could have made the book more usable
Lauren Adams
May 21, 2010 Lauren Adams rated it it was amazing
im going to use this space to rant and rave about how amazing R is, and how completely amazing this book is. first of all, R is free. second, it is easy to use. it is user-friendly. it produces pretty graphs and figures and tables. and this book makes all of that happen. i am recommending to myself to stick with r forever and never look back, unless some other software program that is also free and easy to use that has a companion book like this is created, and its better than r. but i doubt it. ...more
Sam
Jul 29, 2011 Sam rated it it was ok
It's hard to find a good R-Book. This one did the job for me while I was learning, but you will be lost if you are not on r-seek constantly filling the gaps. This book also requires a strong stomach for poor writing and typos. I was an reviewer for the forthcoming "R In Action" and felt that it filled many of the holes this book contained. R-seek and google will also be the ultimate R companion though.
Pete
Aug 13, 2015 Pete rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fine and useful reference on the R programming language for my bookshelf. If you are learning or using R this is a great reference source.
Lord_Humungus
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Recommended to Lord_Humungus by: Joan Carles Oliva
Shelves: statistics
Good recipe book for R if you already know statistics. If you don't, it gives a false sensation that you will, at the beginning, but soon gets too complex.
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