[R] R Book Advice Needed

ngottlieb at marinercapital.com ngottlieb at marinercapital.com
Wed Jun 13 16:34:19 CEST 2007

Thanks Alain.

Guess bite the bullet with limited budget buy bunch
>From Amazon and see what reads best and return the rest!.

One ends up collecting so many books (most of bought 5 books on Bayesian analysis years ago), 
still like browsing shelfs! 


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From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Alain Reymond
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 6:23 PM
To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [R] R Book Advice Needed

ngottlieb at marinercapital.com a écrit :
> I am new to using R and would appreciate some advice on which books to 
> start with to get up to speed on using R.
> My Background:
> 1-C# programmer.
> 2-Programmed directly using IMSL (Now Visual Numerics).
> 3- Used in past SPSS and Statistica.
> I put together a list but would like to pick the "best of" 
> and avoid redundancy.
> Any suggestions on these books would be helpful (i.e. too much 
> overlap, porly written etc?)
> Books:
> 1-Analysis of Integrated and Co-integrated Time Series with R (Use R) 
> - Bernhard Pfaff 2-An Introduction to R - W. N. Venables
> 3-Statistics: An Introduction using R - Michael J. Crawley 4-R 
> Graphics (Computer Science and Data Analysis) - Paul Murrell 5-A 
> Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R - Brian S. Everitt 
> 6-Introductory Statistics with R - Peter Dalgaard 7-Using R for 
> Introductory Statistics - John Verzani 8-Data Analysis and Graphics 
> Using R - John Maindonald; 9-Linear Models with R (Texts in 
> Statistical Science) - Julian J.
> Faraway
> 10-Analysis of Financial Time Series (Wiley Series in Probability and 
> Statistics)2nd edition - Ruey S. Tsay
> Thanks.
> Neil Gottlieb

I am also new to R and I just bought the book of Peter Dalgaard (n°6).
I find it very practical. It covers a large panel of principal statistical techniques that you can use directly. I thinkk it is a good start for a R beginner. At least, it is good for me!
Don't forget the many resources on the R website.


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