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The R Reference Manual - Base Package - Volume 1

by: The R Development Core Team

Hardback (6"x9"), 736 pages. Out of print - copies may still be available from some bookstores.
Retail Price: $69.95 (£39.95 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-0-0 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-0-9)


This printed edition of the R reference manual has received positive reviews from the R Development Team and others:
"Easy to browse... gives a complete view of R" --- Dr Paul Murrell (R Development Core Team, University of Auckland)
"Thank you for supporting the R Foundation" --- Dr Friedrich Leisch (Secretary General, R Foundation)
"I expect to make extensive use of these volumes" --- Prof. R.V. Lenth (Review Editor, Journal of the American Statistical Association)

About the Book

This manual is the first volume of the complete reference manual for the base package of GNU R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The main commands of the base package of R are described in this volume, while the other functions (such as graphics) are described in volume two.

All the reference manuals are written by the developers of R, and represent the definitive guide to the software. The manuals explain the use of each command in detail, with references, implementation notes and examples. Every volume includes a comprehensive index of entries listed by keyword and topic.

Together the first and second volumes document the complete base package of R (version 1.8.1). Note: both volumes are needed for the complete documentation (see the "Related Titles" section below for a link to the other volume).

This manual is bound in hardback for durability, making it ideal for libraries.

You can examine the contents of the printed book here,

For each set of manuals sold (volumes 1 & 2) $10 is donated to the R Foundation.

As of October 2014 the total amount donated to the R Foundation is $6,070.

This book is freely redistributable, under a license that permits copying and modification.


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Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Base Package Core Commands and Functions
  3. Index