Content – how the chapters fit together
Chapter 1 is a brief introduction to R. Readers who are new to R should as a minimum study Section 1.1, or an equivalent, before moving on to later chapters. In later study, refer back as needed to Chapter 1, or forward to Chapter 14.
Chapters 2–4 cover, at greater depth and from a more advanced perspective, topics that are common in introductory courses. Different readers will use these chapters differently, depending on their statistical preparedness.
Chapter 2 (Styles of data analysis) places data analysis in the wider ...