Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2011
Pages: 62
R is a powerful tool for statistics and graphics, but getting started with this language can be frustrating. This short, concise book provides beginners with a selection of howto recipes to solve simple problems with R. Each solution gives you just what you need to know to use R for basic statistics, graphics, and regression.
You'll find recipes on reading data files, creating data frames, computing basic statistics, testing means and correlations, creating a scatter plot, performing simple linear regression, and many more. These solutions were selected from O'Reilly's
R Cookbook
, which contains more than 200 recipes for R that you'll find useful once you move beyond the basics.


Chapter 1 The Recipes 
Downloading and Installing R 
Getting Help on a Function 
Viewing the Supplied Documentation 
Searching the Web for Help 
Reading Tabular Datafiles 
Reading from CSV Files 
Creating a Vector 
Computing Basic Statistics 
Initializing a Data Frame from Column Data 
Selecting Data Frame Columns by Position 
Selecting Data Frame Columns by Name 
Forming a Confidence Interval for a Mean 
Forming a Confidence Interval for a Proportion 
Comparing the Means of Two Samples 
Testing a Correlation for Significance 
Creating a Scatter Plot 
Creating a Bar Chart 
Creating a Box Plot 
Creating a Histogram 
Performing Simple Linear Regression 
Performing Multiple Linear Regression 
Getting Regression Statistics 
Diagnosing a Linear Regression 
Predicting New Values 
Accessing the Functions in a Package 
 Title:
 25 Recipes for Getting Started with R
 By:
 Paul Teetor
 Publisher:
 O'Reilly Media
 Formats:

 Print
 Ebook
 Safari Books Online
 Print:
 February 2011
 Ebook:
 January 2011
 Pages:
 62
 Print ISBN:
 9781449303235
  ISBN 10:
 1449303234
 Ebook ISBN:
 9781449303228
  ISBN 10:
 1449303226


Paul Teetor Paul Teetor is a quantitative developer with Masters degrees in statistics and computer science. He specializes in analytics and software engineering for investment management, securities trading, and risk management. He works with hedge funds, market makers, and portfolio managers in the greater Chicago area. View Paul Teetor's full profile page. 
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