The for Dummies series has been around since 1991. (A bit of trivia, DOS for Dummies was the first title.) I’ve owned a few books in the series and have been adequately impressed with most of them, but when I learned there was an R for Dummies I was immediately skeptical. Possibly I was skeptical […]

## The Art of R Programming – Matloff (2011)

It’s difficult to write a book on an entire programming language and keep it manageable and concise, but The Art of R Programming does it as well as any text I’ve seen. Matloff covers, in detail and among other things, R data structures, programming idioms, performance enhancements, interfaces with other languages, debugging and graphing. Title:The […]

## Bayesian Computation with R – Albert (2009)

Title: Bayesian Computation with RAuthor(s): Jim AlbertPublisher/Date: Springer/2009Statistics level: High Programming level: Low Overall recommendation: Recommended Bayesian Computation with R focuses primarily on providing the reader with a basic understanding of Bayesian thinking and the relevant analytic tools included in R. It does not explore either of those areas in detail, though it does hit […]

## Data Manipulation with R – Spector (2008)

Title: Data Manipulation with R Author(s): Phil Spector Publisher/Date: Springer/2008 Statistics level: N/A Programming level: Intermediate Overall recommendation: Highly recommended If there is one book that every beginning R user coming from a programming background should have, it is Spectorâ€™s Data Manipulation with R. New R users with analytic backgrounds and experience with software packages […]

## A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R – Everitt and Hothorn (2006)

Title: A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R Author(s): Brian S. Torvitt; Torsten Hothorn Publisher/Date: Chapman & Hall/2006 Statistics level: Intermediate to advanced Programming level: Intermediate Overall recommendation: Highly recommended A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R addresses a list of several common statistical analyses in great detail. Over a course of 15 chapters, the […]

## Data Analysis and Graphics Using R – Maindonald and Braun (2003)

Title: Data Analysis and Graphics Using R: An Example-Based ApproachAuthor(s): John Maindonald; John BraunPublisher/Date: Cambridge University Press/2003Statistics level: Intermediate to advancedProgramming level: Beginner to intermediate Overall recommendation: Highly recommended Data Analysis and Graphics Using R (DAAG) covers an exceptionally large range of topics. Because of the book’s breadth, new and experienced R users alike will […]