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The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics

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"The Book of R" is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world's most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you'll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis.

You'll start with the basics, like how to han
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Paperback, 1st edition, 432 pages
Published November 25th 2015 by No Starch Press
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Mike Harris
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
This book has one of better over views of R and statistical modeling for people new to R and statistical modeling. Maybe if I did not read it cover to cover and just read the middle part I would have given it a 4 but I felt that the last section on graphs just dragged on.

I did almost all of the exercises and found them to be okay for re-enforcing the content.

The diamond data 404s now but if you use the diamond data set that comes with ggplot2 you’ll be able to follow along with the examples and
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Christopher Hall
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. This took me from no knowledge of R and relatively little knowledge of programming to being conversant in R. And I got a job offer partly as a result of my skills in R!

The book covers the basic aspects of programming all the way to introducing complex statistical concepts and creating full-color 3D plots. Each section (about 4 per chapter) has exercises to practice the concepts covered.

I know I'll be using this a reference for years to come.
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James Carter
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Book of R is an excellent book to start with when it comes to learning R for the first time. It's a huge book which is nearly 800 pages long. That being said, I lost motivation after 500 pages because I saw too many technical details not relevant to me. The author should have focused on the basics first. All in all, The Book of R should initially serve you well. ...more
Jaime
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great approach to learning R and how to implement it into a working environment of Data Analysis and database management.
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Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best book about R I’ve read so far. Loved it enough to purchase this instead of continuing to rent from the library.
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