[R] Revised notes for using R with epidemiological data

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Fri Jul 20 15:11:28 CEST 2001

Dear All,

Just a note to say that I have just posted a new version of my R notes
to my web-site:


As a Zip archive including RTF and PDF versions of the document as well
as example datasets.

This is just a minor revision. Changes are:

        1. References to "survival5" now reference "survival" - the
        package name changed with v1.3.0.

        2. Information on install.packages() is supplemented with a note
        of the use of the "Packages" menu on GUI versions.

        3. The document is now released under the GPL/FDL license ...
        share and enjoy!

        4. One reference (Selvin, S, "Modern Applied Biostatistical
        Methods Using S-Plus", Oxford University Press, New York, 1998)
        has been added.

        5. Document naming now follows R versions (i.e. Rex1030.pdf).

I will have some time later in the year to revise this document. I am
thinking of including:

        1. Introduction to writing your own (simple) graphics functions
        using a "Bland & Altman" plot as an example.

        2. Examples of using sample() &c. to do bootstraps and jack-

Does anyone think that this is worth it or have any other suggestions as
to what could be usefully added? I would like to hear from anyone who
has used this material in the classroom ... did it work?

Best wishes,


Mark Myatt
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