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An Introduction to R - Second Edition

by W.N. Venables, D.M. Smith and the R Development Core Team

Paperback (6"x9"), 144 pages, 7 figures
Retail Price: $19.95 (£12.95 in UK)
ISBN: 0-9546120-8-6 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9546120-8-5)

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This tutorial manual provides a comprehensive introduction to GNU R, a free software package for statistical computing and graphics.

This revised and updated second edition covers the 2.9.0 release of R (April 2009), and contains additional examples, notes and corrections.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and preliminaries
  2. Simple manipulations; numbers and vectors
  3. Objects, their modes and attributes
  4. Ordered and unordered factors
  5. Arrays and matrices
  6. Lists and data frames
  7. Reading data from files
  8. Probability distributions
  9. Grouping, loops and conditional execution
  10. Writing your own functions
  11. Statistical models in R
  12. Graphical procedures
  13. Packages
  14. A sample session
  15. Invoking R
  16. The command-line editor
  17. References
  18. Index

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