[R-pkgs] IPSUR-1.0 is on CRAN, plus update to RcmdrPlugin.IPSUR

G. Jay Kerns gkerns at ysu.edu
Wed Jul 28 14:28:45 CEST 2010

IPSUR-1.0 is making its way through CRAN. It is a snapshot of the
development version of the following textbook:

Title: Introduction to Probability and Statistics using R, First Edition
ISBN: 978-0-557-24979-4
Publisher: me

The book is targeted for an undergraduate course in probability and
statistics. The prerequisites are a couple semesters of calculus and a
little bit of linear algebra. I have used various drafts of this
document to supplement my lectures for over four years.

IPSUR is FREE, in the GNU sense of the word. A pdf copy (plus the
LaTeX source) is on the R-Forge Project Page:


Alternatively, a person can do the following at the command prompt:


There are still many important topics, examples, and (especially)
exercises missing. I will add them as time and two toddlers permit. If
you would like to preview the daily-built, bleeding-edge latest
version you can get it with

install.packages("IPSUR", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

Please route IPSUR-specific emails to the respective R-Forge mailing lists:

Questions or problems: ipsur-help at lists.r-forge.r-project.org
Mistakes, suggestions: ipsur-devel at lists.r-forge.r-project.org

RcmdrPlugin.IPSUR is a plugin for the R Commander to accompany IPSUR.
The update to version 0.1-7 is an important one, because it squashes a
long-standing incompatibility problem with other plugins. The naming
scheme for menus is also updated to be consistent with the other
plugins in particular, and naming conventions in general.


P.S. If you are thinking to print parts of IPSUR yourself then I
recommend the publisher-quality PDF linked from the Downloads section
of the R-Forge Project Page.

G. Jay Kerns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555-0002 USA

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