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

Edna Bell edna.bell01 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 03:24:02 CEST 2007

Have you seen "The Basics of S Plus", by Krause and Olson?  It's really good too
On 7/5/07, Mike Prager <mike.prager at noaa.gov> wrote:
> "Pietrzykowski, Matthew (GE, Research)"
> <pietrzyk at research.ge.com> wrote:
> > Hello all-
> >
> > I would appreciate any guidance that can be provided.
> >I am new to R and am using it exclusively in a statistics
> > program I am undertaking that mainly references
> > Minitab.  My focus is on data modeling and further
> > more multivariate data analysis [...]
> > I I am looking for a reference that has sound statistical
> > foundations with relevant R commands as well as
> > multivariate support.  I saw the new book,
> > "The R Book", by Michael J. Crawley and wanted to
> > know what R users thoughts of it.
> I can't comment on The R Book, as I haven't seen it. This is to
> point out some other references for your consideration.  In
> order of most technical to most relaxed:
> The standard reference for many R users is "Modern Applied
> Statistics with S" by Venables and Ripley, two important
> contributors to R.  This has a language introduction and a great
> variety of statistical material in its 500 pages. Though I
> haven't read every word, I would not for a nanosecond doubt its
> "sound statistical foundations."  It seems to me that every R
> user would benefit from having MASS (as it's called) on his
> shelf.
> More relaxed in presentation but still with some multivariate
> coverage is "Data Analysis and Graphics using R," by Maindonald
> and Braun, also names quite familiar to most R users. This is
> more typical of a introductory statistics textbook, and shorter
> (about 350 p.).
> Even more relaxed but with less breadth of statistical topics is
> "Introductory Statistics with R" by Dalgaard, yet another
> familiar contributor to R.  This is an excellent introductory
> book.  After I had been using R for 5 years, I bought a copy and
> learned several good things immediately. About 270 p.
> You may want to examine those (along with Crawley's) before
> settling on the what you want to buy.
> I hope that helps.
> Mike
> --
> Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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