Web site for the book

Using R for Introductory Statistics
By John Verzani
Department of Mathematics
CUNY/College of Staten Island
published by Chapman & Hall/CRC http://www.crcpress.com.

This book has an accompanying set of computer files. If there is internet availability, these may be installed within an R session using the menu bar (if present) or the command

> install.packages("UsingR")

Thu, 02 Nov 2006

CRC announces 20% off on text

The following was posted to the R-mailing list 11/02/2006 <PRE>

Using R for Introductory Statistics John Verzani, CUNY, College of Staten Island, New York

This reference presents a self-contained treatment of statistical topics and the intricacies of the R software. The pacing is such that students are able to master data manipulation and exploration before diving into more advanced statistical concepts. The book treats exploratory data analysis with more attention than is typical, includes a chapter on simulation, and provides a unified approach to linear models. It lays the foundation for further study and development in statistics using R. Appendices cover installation, graphical user interfaces, and teaching with R, as well as information on writing functions and producing graphics.

Discounted Price: $35.96/£19.99

For more details and to order: http://www.crcpress.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=C4509&parent_id=&pc <PRE>

All other R titles from CRC (some really excellent ones) received the discount too.

Sun, 03 Sep 2006

How to purchase the book

This book is available online. Here are a few possible venues:

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Wed, 12 Apr 2006

UsingR package for S-Plus

The file <A HREF="/UsingR/UsingR_0.1-4-SplusVersion.tar.gz">UsingR_0.1-4-SplusVersion.tar.gz</A> contains an Splus package for Splus version 8 of the UsingR package.

Unfortunately, there are issues with the package: the function usingR() doesn't work; and the data sets' documentation isn't found by help().

To install the package, the command <PRE> Splus INSTALL UsingR_0.1-4-SplusVersion.tar.gz </PRE> works from the command line if you have permission. Otherwise, the –l switch is needed: <PRE> Splus INSTALL –l ~/MySLib UsingR_0.1-4-SplusVersion.tar.gz </PRE>

Tue, 19 Apr 2005

New version of UsingR package

A new version of the UsingR package (version 0.1-2) is now available. Installation can be done with <PRE>

install.packages(UsingR)

</PRE> Or, if you do not have the proper permissions, <PRE>

install.packages(UsingR, lib="/where/ever/you/can/write")

</PRE>

<P> New in this version is a function usingr() that opens a browser to the UsingR web pages. Arguments can be given to go to specific pages, such as usingr(errata), or usingr(changes).