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A Beginner's Guide to R
Based on their extensive experience with teaching R and statistics to applied scientists, the authors provide a beginner's guide to R. To avoid the difficulty of teaching R and statistics at the same time, statistical methods are kept to a minimum. The text covers how to download and install R, import and manage data, elementary plotting, an introduction to functions, adva ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Springer
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I used this book because coworkers recommend it and I can get a free electronic copy from my college's library. It's pretty easy to follow in general, including the parts marked with an asterik, not expected to be read during the first reading due to their difficulty. The exercises sometimes requires me to look up help files, and this can take quite a bit of time. However, I consider this an advantage of this book, since obviously it's not a comprehensive dictionary of R and I'll have to facilit ...more
Excellent intro to learning R. I liked the end of chapter command summary table. The book is full of practical examples which you can use immediately with your own data set. Also, having access to various other data sources (link provided by authors), and chapter exercises were key in learning the material.
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