A Beginner's Guide to R (2009). Zuur, Ieno, Meesters
Based on their extensive experience with teaching R and statistics to applied scientists, the authors provide a beginner's guide to R. To avoid the difficulty of teaching R and statistics at the same time, statistical methods are kept to a minimum. The book covers how to download and install R, import and manage data, elementary plotting, an introduction to functions, advanced plotting, and common beginner mistakes. 'A Beginner's Guide to R' has been translated in Chinese and Japanese due to high demand.
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