I love R already, but I have not got a clue how to use it

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Thanks to Professor Paul A. Rubin, I have discovered GNU R and already I love it and think it is just the tool I need to plot a few of the graphs (of turnaround times for tasks) in my MSc project.

But there is one problem – I don’t really know how to use it and the online notes do not seem to me to be written in a particularly helpful, tutorial-like, way. All I want to do is plot some data, and do not really want to do it interactively either.

Still, I guess it will come with time. I have ordered this – R in a Nutshell – but I am not sure that is going to do the job, either.

Try and fail, try again and fail better.


2 responses to “I love R already, but I have not got a clue how to use it”

  1. Adrian – not sure it’s what you’re looking for, but this is by all accounts a very useful book for stats using R: http://www.bio.ic.ac.uk/research/crawley/statistics/

  2. You might find some useful (and free) links at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/192369/books-for-learning-the-r-language. In particular, given your background, John D. Cook’s notes (one blog page at http://www.johndcook.com/R_language_for_programmers.html) might prove interesting.

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