Introductory Statistics with R

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 15, 2008 - Mathematics - 364 pages
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R is an Open Source implementation of the S language. It works on multiple computing platforms and can be freely downloaded. R is now in widespread use for teaching at many levels as well as for practical data analysis and methodological development.

This book provides an elementary-level introduction to R, targeting both non-statistician scientists in various fields and students of statistics. The main mode of presentation is via code examples with liberal commenting of the code and the output, from the computational as well as the statistical viewpoint. A supplementary R package can be downloaded and contains the data sets.

The statistical methodology includes statistical standard distributions, one- and two-sample tests with continuous data, regression analysis, one- and two-way analysis of variance, regression analysis, analysis of tabular data, and sample size calculations. In addition, the last six chapters contain introductions to multiple linear regression analysis, linear models in general, logistic regression, survival analysis, Poisson regression, and nonlinear regression.

In the second edition, the text and code have been updated to R version 2.6.2. The last two methodological chapters are new, as is a chapter on advanced data handling. The introductory chapter has been extended and reorganized as two chapters. Exercises have been revised and answers are now provided in an Appendix.


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This is a very good book to learn R with hands on exercises. The data sets that are used in the book are available and it is possible to cross check your doings.

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I am a lecturer in a department of Statistics in Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh. I need this book. Please give me this book at free.
Md. Rezaul Karim
Department of Statistics
Jahangirnagar University.
Savar, Dhaka


2 The R environment
3 Probability and distributions
4 Descriptive statistics and graphics
5 Oneand twosample tests
6 Regression and correlation
7 Analysis of variance and the KruskalWallis test
8 Tabular data
9 Power and the computation of sample size
13 Logistic regression
14 Survival analysis
15 Rates and Poisson regression
16 Nonlinear curve fitting
A Obtaining and installing
B Data sets in the ISwR package1
C Compendium
D Answers to exercises

10 Advanced data handling
11 Multiple regression
12 Linear models

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Peter Dalgaard is associate professor at the Biostatistical Department at the University of Copenhagen and has extensive experience in teaching within the PhD curriculum at the Faculty of Health Sciences. He was chairman of the Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics from 1996 to 2000. Peter Dalgaard has been a key member of the R Core Team since August 1997 and is well known among R users for his activity on