A Beginner's Guide to R (2009). Zuur, Ieno and Meesters. Springer
Based on their extensive experience with teaching R and statistics to
applied scientists, the authors provide a beginner's guide to R. To avoid
the difficulty of teaching R and statistics at the same time, statistical
methods are kept to a minimum. The text covers how to download and install
R, import and manage data, elementary plotting, an introduction to
functions, advanced plotting, and common beginner mistakes.
Due to high sales volume 'A Beginner's Guide to R' has
been translated in Chinese and Japanese.
Our online R course is based on this book.
With on-demand video files of Powerpoint presentations and R
exercises. For examples of video files see
Sections 1 to 4 and
Sections 5 to 12
of Chapter 1. Left-mouse click to go to the next slide. If you cannot view
this file please contact us for another format (e.g. MP4, AVI). These files
are not streaming. You need to download and then play them.
Click here for further
information on this course
- A nice and positive review in
The R Journal by Laura Schultz. Rowan University
- This book contains everything you need to know to get started with
R. "Its biggest advantage is that it aims only to teach R...It organizes
R commands very efficiently, with much teaching guidance included. I
would describe this book as being handy--it's the kind of book that you
want to keep in your jacket pocket or backpack all the time, ready for
use, like a Swiss Army knife." Loveday Conquest, University of
- "Whilst several books focus on learning statistics in R..., the
authors of this book fill a gap in the market by focusing on learning R
whilst almost completely avoiding any statistical jargon...The fact that
the authors have very extensive experience of teaching R to absolute
beginners shines throughout." Mark Mainwaring, Lancaster University
- "Exactly what is needed...This is great, nice work. I love the
ecological/biological examples; they will be an enormous help." Andrew
J. Tyne, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Table of contents
Data and R code
Exercise solution code
Many readers have asked for the R code for the exercises, so we decided
to make these available.
- This R file
contains the solutions for most the exercises in Chapters 1 - 8. Solution
code for other chapters is in preparation (November 2011). The ISIT file
in the ZIP file above does not contain the month and year information.
This ISIT file does contain the Month and
Year information and should be used for the exercises in Chapter 3.
This file contains our BirdFlu file
(after deleting all empty spaces and adjusting the column labels).
- More to follow.
Chinese and Japanese front covers.