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The R Reference Manual - Volume 1 - Base Package

by: The R Development Core Team

Paperback (6"x9"), 836 pages. Out of print - copies may still be available from some bookstores.
Retail Price: $24.95 (£14.95 in UK)
ISBN-13: 978-1-906966-09-6

About the Book

This manual is the first volume of the complete reference manual for R (version 2.13.x), 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 volumes two, three and four.

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 four volumes document the complete base package, graphics facilities and object methods of R. Note: all the volumes are needed for the complete documentation (see the "Related Titles" section below for links to the other volumes).

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Table of Contents

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