The Book

Instant R – An Introduction to R for Statistical Analysis

Instant R Front Cover

The R software is rapidly growing in popularity as a statistical analysis package due to its versatility, attractive graphics and open source license.

The book gives an introduction to using R, with a focus on performing popular statistical methods. It is suitable for anyone that is familiar with basic statistics and wants to begin using R to analyse data and create statistical plots.

No prior knowledge of R or of programming is assumed, making this book ideal if you are more accustomed to using point-and-click style statistical packages.

You will learn how to:

  • Navigate the R system
  • Enter and import data
  • Manipulate datasets
  • Calculate summary statistics
  • Create statistical plots and customise their appearance
  • Perform hypothesis tests such as the t-test and analysis of variance
  • Build regression models
  • Create your own functions
  • Access additional functionality with the use of add-on packages

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