[R] The R Book by M. J. Crawley

Berwin A Turlach statba at nus.edu.sg
Wed Jul 4 13:20:20 CEST 2007

G'day Uwe,

On Tue, 03 Jul 2007 14:33:05 +0200
Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de> wrote:

> Pietrzykowski, Matthew (GE, Research) wrote:
> >  I saw the new book,
> > "The R Book", by Michael J. Crawley and wanted to know what R users
> > thoughts of it.
> The author seems to be an expert in (almost?) all available
> statistical programming languages 

I would have thought that honour would go to Brian S. Everitt. :-)

M.J. Crawley only seems to write books using S-PLus and R.  His book on
Statistical Computing (using S-Plus) is about 750 pages and his book
"Statistics: An introduction using R" is about 320 pages.  

I do not know and have not seen "The R Book" yet, so I cannot comment
on it.  The statistical material presented in the other two books is
pretty sound and well explained.  M.J. Crawley definitely has some
strong opinions on how certain data should be analysed and how
statistics should be used. The S-Plus code or R code he uses can, on
occasions, be somewhat improved.



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