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Offering a user friendly introduction to R software
"A terrific intro book! I'll recommend it to any class I teach in which I use R. "
—Gary Mc Donald, Oakland University
This text provides a practical, hands-on introduction to the elements of R and R Commander. Assuming no background in computer programming, author Thomas P. Hogan guides the novice in using these valuable tools for statistical analysis. The book walks the reader through steps for downloading and then works through examples of basic statistical processing.
Accompanied by a Student Study Site
An upcoming student study site atwww.sagepub.com/bare-bones R contains downloadable data sets used in the text as well as selected updates for R.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Part 1: Base R
1-1: What is R?
1-2: R's Up's and Down's
1-3: Getting Started: Loading R
1-4: Getting Started Really: Using R as a Calculator
1-5: Creating a Data Set
1-6: Using R Functions: Simple Ones
1-7: Reading in Larger Data Sets
1-8: Getting Help
1-9: Dealing with Missing Data
1-10: Using R Functions: Hypothesis-tests
1-11: R Functions for Commonly Used Statistics
1-12: Two COmmands for Managing Your Files
1-13: R Graphics
Chapter 2: R Commander?
2-1: What is R Commander
2-2: R Commander Windows and Menus
2-3: The Data Menu
2-4: The Statistics Menu
2-5: The Graphics Menu
2-6: The Distributions Menu: Two Quick Examples
Chapter 3: Some Other Stuff
3-1: A Few Other Ways to Enter Data
3-2: Exporting R Results
3-3: Bonus: Build Your Own Functions
3-4: An Example of an Add-on Package
3-5: Keeping Up to Date
3-6: Going Further: Selected References
Handy List of a Few Crucial Commands in base R
Going Further: Selected References