[R] [OT?]R Reference Manual review/recommend

John Kane jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Thu May 14 20:58:04 CEST 2009

I don't know the book but I doubt that it is a good way to learn R.  

I'd suggest having a look at some of the documentation available on the R site.  Click on Other (in left column of page) have a look there  and then select the " contributed documentation" link to get more documentation.  Have a look at some of these offerings before buying any books.  

The on-line "Introduction to R"  (Click on Manuals) is also very useful although I found that it was more useful after I had a basic understanding of R than as an intro for a complete novice who is not a statistician.
Oh yes, it's also much easer to use in PDF form than in the HTML format. 

--- On Wed, 5/13/09, AG <computing.account at googlemail.com> wrote:

> From: AG <computing.account at googlemail.com>
> Subject: [R] [OT?]R Reference Manual review/recommend
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> Received: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 4:55 PM
> Hello  all
> I am looking to learn R and was thumbing through volume 1
> of "R reference manual - Base Package".  I'm sorry if
> this is ludicrously silly to ask, but is this book worth the
> investment as a good way to learn how to use R?
> AG
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