## Statistics and R

Some links that I’m going to add to from time to time:

http://www.amstat.org/misc/UseofR.pdf Nice introduction to statistical uses

R Graphics Gallery many interesting graphics

John Verzani, Using R for Introductory Statistics An excellent introduction to both R and statistics.

LEARN R BY JUST WATCHING

Decision Science News has created a video tutorial on how to get started using the R Language for Statistical Computing. Topics covered include:
o Downloading and installing R in Windows
o The R graphical user interface
o Viewing the graphics demo
o Vectors and basic stats
o Simple plotting

Grant Farnsworth, Econometrics in R, Econometrics has been far more attentive to autocorrelation issues than paleoclimate, but the data issues have a lot in common.

Fitting Distributions in R http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Ricci-distributions-en.pdf

Steve Simon Professor Mean’

DEmusure says:
Steve, html formatting is standard to R (examples below). You can automagically generate layouts with tables & graphs then cut & paste the HTML code in WordPress.

tmpfile=”t1.html”
xy=cbind(c(1981:2000), c(1:10))
HTML(xy, file=tmpfile)

Another example using CSS formatting to harmonize your presentations
tmpfic=HTMLInitFile(tempdir(),CSSFile=”http://www.stat.ucl.ac.be/R2HTML/R2HTML.css&#8221;)
data(iris)
HTML(as.title(“Fisher Iris dataset”),file=tmpfic)
HTML(iris, file=tmpfic)
browseURL(tmpfic)

download documentation with example here :
http://www.stat.ucl.ac.be/R2HTML/R2HTML_1.51.zip

Russ:

I started with Using R for Introductory Statistics by John Verzani and then transitioned to The R Book by Michael Crawley for a more detailed understanding of R. I also bought a book called The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, as I am visual learner. R is used a lot here and relearning basic stats with R will be big help if you become a regular at Climate Audit.:

### 2 Comments

1. Mike Rankin
Posted Feb 23, 2006 at 11:39 AM | Permalink | Reply

Steve or others – Help! Is there a source of the R system other than by download from the internet? I have only dial up access and a recent history of slow speed and lost connections. The Windows version I was looking for is over 25M.

2. Jim Erlandson
Posted Apr 9, 2006 at 11:09 AM | Permalink | Reply

Decision Science News has a Learn About R page which includes a search tool.

Searching for information on R can be difficult (though Baron’s R search tool is a great help), so DSN has put together a search widget that only queries R sites: