[R] R Books listing on R-Project

G. Jay Kerns gkerns at ysu.edu
Wed May 27 21:18:52 CEST 2009

Hello Stavros,

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Stavros Macrakis <macrakis at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> I was wondering what the criteria were for including books on the Books
> Related to R page <http://www.r-project.org/doc/bib/R-books.html>. (There is
> no maintainer listed on this page.)
> In particular, I was wondering why the following two books are not listed:
> * Andrew Gelman, Jennifer Hill, *Data Analysis Using Regression and
> Multilevel/Hierarchical Models*. (CRAN package 'arm')
> * Michael J. Crawley, *The R Book*. (reviewed, rather negatively, in *R News
> * *7*:2)
> Is the list more or less arbitrary?  Does it reflect some editorial judgment
> about the value of these books? If so, it might be more useful to include
> the books, but with critical reviews.  It doesn't seem to be a matter of
> up-to-dateness, because 38/87 of the listed books were published in a more
> recent year than Gelman or Crawley.
> The list is currently in reverse chronological order.  I wonder if it would
> be useful to group the entries thematically -- I'd be happy to help on that
> project.

I had a similar idea in 2008 for the R-wiki:


There were no responses and I ran out of time to continue working on
it myself.  If you are interested in proceeding along these lines then
I have some more ideas and would be willing to help...  or, perhaps
you (or somebody else) knows of an even better approach.


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