[R] How to learn R language?

Robert Baer rbaer at atsu.edu
Thu Aug 28 00:41:31 CEST 2008

> On 27-Aug-08 14:24:31, Charles Annis, P.E. wrote:
>> There are many books, but if I had to choose one that teaches R
>> and teaches statistics at the same time (Yes, you already know
>> stats, so it will be that much easier) I'd choose Peter Dalgaard's
>> book, Introductory Statistics with R.  It's exceptionally well
>> written, easy to follow, and will systematically teach you R.
>> It's paperback, not too expensive and available at Amazon.
>> Start at the front, work all the way through it and you will be
>> delighted with the results.
>> Charles Annis, P.E.
I agree about Dalgaard's book being excellent and well written.

In addition, a free resource that I found put "familiar statistics" together 
with the R interface quite well was John Verzani's simpleR contributed 
resource: (http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Verzani-SimpleR.pdf  ) 
This material subsequently was the foundation for a book.  These two 
resources will bring you up to speed, but I doubt you'll ever be done 
learning because the project is so comprehensive ;-)  Look at the other 
contributed resources for additional things that might speak to your 
personnal needs for a "comprehensive overview".  It's an impressive 
collection: http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/

Rob Baer

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