simpleR Using R for Introductory
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These notes are an introduction to using the statistical software
package R for an introductory statistics course. They are meant to
accompany an introductory statistics book such as Kitchens
``Exploring Statistics''. The goals are not to show all the
features of R, or to replace a standard textbook, but rather to be
used with a textbook to illustrate the features of R that can be
learned in a one-semester, introductory statistics course.
These notes were written to take advantage of R version 1.5.0 or
later. For pedagogical reasons the equals sign, =, is used as
an assignment operator and not the traditional arrow combination
<-. This was added to R in version 1.4.0. If only an older
version is available the reader will have to make the minor
There are several references to data and functions in this text that
need to be installed prior to their use. To install the data is easy,
but the instructions vary depending on your system. For Windows
users, you need to download the ``zip'' file , and then install from the
``packages'' menu. In UNIX, one uses the command R CMD INSTALL
packagename.tar.gz. Some of the datasets are borrowed from other
authors notably Kitchens. Credit is given in the help files for the
datasets. This material is available as an R package from:
http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/Statistics/R/simpleR/Simple_0.4.zip for Windows users.
If necessary, the file can sent in an email. As well, the individual
data sets can be found online in the directory
http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/Statistics/R/simpleR/Simple_0.4.tar.gz for UNIX users.
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