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Data Analysis and Graphics Using R, Third Edition by W. John Braun, John Maindonald

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1

A brief introduction to R

This first chapter introduces readers to the basics of R. It provides the minimum of information that is needed for running the calculations that are described in later chapters. The first section may cover most of what is immediately necessary. The rest of the chapter may be used as a reference. Chapter 14 extends this material considerably.

Most of the R commands will run without change in S-PLUS.

1.1 An overview of R

1.1.1 A short R session

R must be installed!

An up-to-date version of R may be downloaded from a Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) mirror site. There are links at http://cran.r-project.org/. Installation ...

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