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1ejfertig
Mar 19, 2009, 8:20pm

Does anyone have advice for good books on R, talking both about the software and standard statistical techniques? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

2bnielsen
Mar 20, 2009, 8:46am

Have you already seen this:
http://www.r-project.org/doc/bib/R-books.html
If not, it might answer your question. (I've ported a single R program to perl, so I'm very far from an expert on R.)

3kevinmcguinness
Jun 23, 2009, 8:19pm

At the moment I'm reading "Introductory Statistics with R" by Peter Dalgaard. It's very readable and covers all the basics well. "The R Book" by M. J. Crawley is a decent reference. Crawley's other book "Statistics: An Introduction using R" appears to be simply an abridged version of "The R Book"; it's covers some more advanced techniques than Dalgaard's book but the continuity is a little botched.

If you're just starting I'd go for Dalgaard's book.