[R] Fw: How to learn R language?

Peter Dalgaard P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Aug 27 14:25:48 CEST 2008

saggak wrote:
> Hi!
> I am a post graduate in Statistics. I want to learn R language, but am very confused as to how to begin systematically. I need to learn R language from Statistics point of view e.g. I need to fit distributions to data or run regression analysis etc. No doubt there are so many articles available on internet. But can someone guide me as to how do I begin and go on improving myself SYSTEMATICALLY?
> Hence, please guide me as to how should I start learning R language? What should I read first etc.
> Thanks in advance,
> Sagga K

It depends on your starting point, of course. Whether you have a
background with other statistical packages and/or with programming
languages like C, etc.

Quite a few people have started from the intro manual that ships with R
(and its predecessor for S-PLUS). There are quite a few books out, see
for instance http://www.r-project.org/doc/bib/R-books.html (thanks for
reminding me that the info for my own book needs to be updated for the
2nd ed., by the way...), and freely available documents in

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