[R] learning the R language (for those strong in Ruby)

John Kane jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Sat Jul 14 12:17:10 CEST 2007

--- "David C. James" <dj at davidcjames.com> wrote:

> I feel like I'm not firing at all cylinders with the
> R language,  
> despite reading over the R Language Definition.
> Has anyone seen something like an "R for Rubyists"
> guide (i.e.  
> teaching the R language for those who are more
> familar with Ruby)?
> Alternately, a book with lots of examples about how
> the R language  
> itself works would be fantastic.

Peter Dalgaard's book "Introductory Statistics with R"
or John Verzani's book  "Using R for introductory
statistics" both might be good for a start. Dalgaad's
book has an very handy appendix summarizing a lot of
the basic commands.

There are also quite a few excellent online books and
papers available on the R site (lefthand side at
bottom  you will see books and other)

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