Summary: [R] Wanted: online Introduction to R partha_bagchi at
Wed Dec 1 14:11:08 CET 1999

One interesting page to consider would be John Pezzullo's interactive Stats

                    Clive Jenkins                                                                             
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Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> Clive Jenkins <clive.jenkins at> writes:
> > An excellent on-line book for the more advanced reader, especially
> > chapters 14 and 15 that deal with Statistics and Data Modeling:
> > "Numerical Recipes in C: the Art of Scientific Computing" (ISBN
> > 0-521-43108-5) Copyright (C) 1988-1992 by Cambridge University Press. A
> > Fortran version is also available, and both exist in PostScript and
> >
> Um, not to put too fine a point on it: That is not a book I'd
> recommend, and particularly not for the statistics sections. It's a
> reasonable introductory text to numerical analysis subjects, but
> according to people who really know the stuff, it is not to be trusted
> in the details (there's an online reference to the criticism, but I
> can't remember it offhand), and their software licencing is.... (don't
> get me started!)
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OK, I stand corrected. What I wrote was not from the point of view of a
reviewer who has thoroughly researched the field. I am no specialist in
statistics and write with no authority. However, out of the limited
amount of material that I did find on the web, this book did provide me
with a lot of useful formulae for various distributions, t-tests,
F-tests, chi^2, regression ... and all the things that are probably
for granted by those whose daily lives are dedicated to Statistics.

If any of you know of better on-line resources, then please spare a
minute and enlighten us.

Clive Jenkins.

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