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An Introduction to R Paperback – September 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Network Theory Ltd.; Revised edition (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954161742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954161743
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,362,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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211 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Carlos Quintanilla on December 1, 2003
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This is an excellent and brief introduction to R. I don't mind having a printed copy. I don't mind having paid the 13 bucks, if the money raised will support free software development. But... I want to warn people who are thinking about getting it: If you use R you already have it. Select the help menu, Manuals, An Introduction to R.
Another book worth considering is the one by Peter Dalgaard, Introductory Statistics with R.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Pierce on May 27, 2011
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Getting started with R was a bit of a challenge. I almost gave up: sure, I could struggle through most problems and eventually get the job done, but the experience was frustrating. I finally came across the pdf of this book, and immediately ordered the print version. The authors of this book managed to include the most important details to help an R beginner without burying them in unnecessary minutia. I sat down with this short book over a weekend, worked through it and came away with a solid foundation in R. I almost immediately started understanding how R "thinks." Once that foundation is in place, it becomes very natural to use R, and very easy to learn about features and packages not covered in this book.

Yes, this book is available as a free pdf. Such generosity on behalf of the authors certainly shouldn't be punished with low ratings as some reviewers have done; they should rate the content. Since the book serves as a tutorial, it is much nicer to have a physical copy sitting on your desk (especially if you only have one screen).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ram on January 6, 2013
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This is just a hardcopy printout of the documentation that comes with R. I like having hard copy sometimes so I bought the set. The books are good using the standard mediocre quality paper that cheaper books use. It's exactly what you would expect.
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This book does a good job at what its title says - it is an introduction to R. My only disappointment is that there is more I want to know about R, that's not included in it.
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