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# Beginning R : The Statistical Programming Language

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## Description

* R, the open source statistical language increasingly used to handle statistics and produces publication-quality graphs, is notoriously complex * This book makes R easier to understand through the use of simple statistical examples, teaching the necessary elements in the context in which R is actually used * Covers getting started with R and using it for simple summary statistics, hypothesis testing, and graphs * Shows how to use R for formula notation, complex statistics, manipulating data, extracting components, and regression * Provides beginning programming instruction for those who want to write their own scripts Beginning R offers anyone who needs to perform statistical analysis the information necessary to use R with confidence.

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## Product details

- Paperback | 512 pages
- 187 x 235 x 27mm | 890g
- 06 Jul 2012
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- English
- 1. Auflage
- 111816430X
- 9781118164303
- 588,147

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## Flap copy

While R is very flexible and powerful, it is unlike most of the computer programs you have used. In order to unlock its full potential, this book delves into the language, making it accessible so you can tackle even the most complex of data analysis tasks. Simple data examples are integrated throughout so you can explore the capabilities and versatility of R. Along the way, you'll also learn how to carry out a range of commonly used statistical methods, including Analysis of Variance and Linear Regression. By the end, you'll be able to effectively and efficiently analyze your data and present the results.

Beginning R:

Discusses how to implement some basic statistical methods such as the t-test, correlation, and tests of association

Explains how to turn your graphs from merely adequate to simply stunning

Provides you with the ability to define complex analytical situations

Demonstrates ways to make and rearrange your data for easier analysis

Covers how to carry out basic regression as well as complex model building and curvilinear regression

Shows how to produce customized functions and simple scripts that can automate your workflow

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## Back cover copy

While R is very flexible and powerful, it is unlike most of thecomputer programs you have used. In order to unlock its fullpotential, this book delves into the language, making it accessibleso you can tackle even the most complex of data analysis tasks.Simple data examples are integrated throughout so you can explorethe capabilities and versatility of R. Along the way, you'll alsolearn how to carry out a range of commonly used statisticalmethods, including Analysis of Variance and Linear Regression. Bythe end, you'll be able to effectively and efficiently analyze yourdata and present the results.

Beginning R:

Discusses how to implement some basic statistical methods suchas the t-test, correlation, and tests of association

Explains how to turn your graphs from merely adequate to simplystunning

Provides you with the ability to define complex analyticalsituations

Demonstrates ways to make and rearrange your data for easieranalysis

Covers how to carry out basic regression as well as complexmodel building and curvilinear regression

Shows how to produce customized functions and simple scriptsthat can automate your workflow

wrox.com

Programmer Forums

Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answerprogramming questions about this book, join discussions on thehottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmersfrom around the world.

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Visit the Beginning R website at www.wrox.com/go/beginningr

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