[R] Intro to Programming R Book

Pikounis, Bill [CNTUS] BPikouni at CNTUS.JNJ.COM
Thu Aug 24 14:36:30 CEST 2006

Hi Raphael:
You mention being interested in "programming", which covers many various
topics itself. I wholeheartedly recommend:

S Programming (2000) by Venables and Ripley .

Don't let the date of the book nor the fact that R is not mentioned in the
title dissuade you. Much like MASS by Venables and Ripley, I find there is
always something useful to learn (or re-learn), particularly if you work
through the exercises. The authors have excellent complementary materials to
both books as well at the books' web sites: see the links for [5] and [4] at

Hope that helps,

Centocor, Inc.
Nonclinical Statistics

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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Raphael Fraser
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> Subject: [R] Intro to Programming R Book
> I am new to R and am looking for a book that can help in learning to
> program in R. I have looked at the R website suggested books but I am
> still not sure which book best suite my needs. I am interesting in
> programming, data manipulation not statistics. Any suggestions?
> Raphael
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