[R] Learning R: which book to choose?
Mike.Prager at noaa.gov
Sat Oct 12 20:43:12 CEST 2002
At 07:44 PM 10/12/2002 +0200, Jan Krupa wrote:
>I am new to R. I am going to by one of the following book:
>1. [...]Modern Applied Statistics [MASS] with S-Plus. Third Edition.[...]
>2. The Fourth Edition of the book from point 1.
>3. `S Programming'[...]
> Q1. ''The material on programming has been reduced since the first and
> second editions'' Is that also true that
>The material on programming has been reduced since the THIRD edition?
Not as far as I can see.
> Q2. Which of the books 1 or 2 do you suggest to buy? I mean which one is
> more complete?
The 4th edn is more up to date than the 3rd edn., and it has added specific
coverage of R.
> May be the third (3) book would be enough to learn R?
#2 (MASS 4) would probably be better. It covers basic programming and also
many of the available S functions, including statistical and graphics
routines. For most users, it would be a better introduction than `S
Programming', which is more technically oriented.
Michael Prager, Ph.D. <Mike.Prager at noaa.gov>
NOAA Beaufort Laboratory
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516
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