Summary: [R] books on categorical data analyses

Ramon Diaz rdiaz at
Mon Jan 27 14:30:04 CET 2003

Dear All,

I received several helpful replies to my original query (reproduced below); 
thanks to Frank Harrell, Paul Hewson, Pat Althman, and Chunlou Yung. 
Basically, I was directed to Laura Thompsons' S-PLUS manual for Agresti's 
1990 Categorical Data Analysis (available from, 

to Presnell's briefer document 

( and to 

the material available from Pat Althman's page:

I was also reminded that Frnak Harrell's recent "Regresion modeling 
strategies" book has several chapter with plenty of material on binary and 
ordinal logistic regression. (See 
for more information.)


Original query
Dear All,

We are about to purchase the second edition of Agresti's "Categorical Data 
Analysis" (my old copy of the first ed. of that wonderful book is falling 
apart). I would appreciate suggestions about other comparable books which, if 
possible, have examples using R/S code (instead of SAS).




Ramón Díaz-Uriarte
Bioinformatics Unit
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
(Spanish National Cancer Center)
Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3
28029 Madrid (Spain)

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