# Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming

Apress, Nov 28, 2012 - Business & Economics - 360 pages

Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming is a hands-on book showing how to use the R language, write and save R scripts, build and import data files, and write your own custom statistical functions. R is a powerful open-source implementation of the statistical language S, which was developed by AT&T. R has eclipsed S and the commercially-available S-Plus language, and has become the de facto standard for doing, teaching, and learning computational statistics.

R is both an object-oriented language and a functional language that is easy to learn, easy to use, and completely free. A large community of dedicated R users and programmers provides an excellent source of R code, functions, and data sets. R is also becoming adopted into commercial tools such as Oracle Database. Your investment in learning R is sure to pay off in the long term as R continues to grow into the go to language for statistical exploration and research.

• Covers the freely-available R language for statistics
• Shows the use of R in specific uses case such as simulations, discrete probability solutions, one-way ANOVA analysis, and more
• Takes a hands-on and example-based approach incorporating best practices with clear explanations of the statistics being done

What you’ll learn
• Acquire and install R
• Import and export data and scripts
• Generate basic statistics and graphics
• Program in R to write custom functions
• Use R for interactive statistical explorations
• Implement simulations and other advanced techniques
Who this book is for

Beginning R: An Introduction to Statistical Programming is an easy-to-read book that serves as an instruction manual and reference for working professionals, professors, and students who want to learn and use R for basic statistics. It is the perfect book for anyone needing a free, capable, and powerful tool for exploring statistics and automating their use.

1. Getting R and Getting Started

2. Programming in R

3. Writing Reusable Functions

4. Summary Statistics

Part II. Using R for Descriptive Statistics

5. Creating Tables and Graphs

6. Discrete Probability Distributions

7. Computing Standard Normal Probabilities

Part III. Using R for Inferential Statistics

8. Creating Confidence Intervals

9. Performing t Tests

10. Implementing One-Way ANOVA

12. Simple Correlation and Regression in R

13. Multiple Correlation and Regression in R

14. Logistic Regression

15. Performing Chi-Square Tests

16. Working in Nonparametric Statistics

Part IV. Taking R to the Next Level

17. Using R for Simulation

18. Resampling and Bootstrapping

19. Creating R Packages

20. Executing R Packages

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