Getting to grips with R can be a tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. Enter R For Dummies 2e, the quick, easy way to master all the R you'll ever need. Requiring no prior programming experience and packed with practical examples, easy, step-by-step exercises and sample code, this extremely accessible guide is the ideal introduction to R for complete beginners. It also makes an excellent technical reference for experienced R programmers.
Part I: Getting Started with R Programming
Chapter 1: Introducing R: The Big Picture
Chapter 2: Exploring R
Chapter 3: The Fundamentals of R
Part II: Getting Down to Work in R
Chapter 4: Getting Started with Arithmetic
Chapter 5: Getting Started with Reading and Writing
Chapter 6: Going on a Date with R
Chapter 7: Working in More Dimensions
Part III: Coding in R
Chapter 8: Putting the Fun in Functions
Chapter 9: Controlling the Logical Flow
Chapter 10: Debugging Your Code
Chapter 11: Getting Help
Part IV: Making the Data Talk
Chapter 12: Getting Data into and out of R
Chapter 13: Manipulating and Processing Data
Chapter 14: Summarizing Data
Chapter 15: Testing Differences and Relations
Part V: Working with Graphics
Chapter 16: Using Base Graphics
Chapter 17: Creating Faceted Graphics with Lattice
Chapter 18: Looking At ggplot 2 Graphics
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Things You Can Do in R That You Would've Done in Microsoft Excel
Chapter 20: Ten Tips on Working with Packages
Appendix A: Installing R and RStudio
Appendix B: The r for dummies Package
This book is for general readers who may encounter R on the job and may be required to work with it to perform statistical and data analysis even though they have little to no programming experience and only basic understanding of statistics. The book is also useful for more experienced types such as scientists and engineers who have more stats and programming knowledge and who want to get up to speed with R.
Joris Meys is a statistician and R programmer with the faculty of Bio-Engineering, the University of Ghent.
Andre de Vries Business Services Director, Revolution Analytics and is responsible for delivering consulting and training services in the use of R. He is a leading R expert and has over 20 years' experience delivering smart, data-driven analytics and strategic insights for clients, most recently at his own consultancy, PentaLibra and previously at Nokia, Symbian, Psion, Bain and Andersen Consulting.