a huge amount of work and we, the R user community, should pay them due credit whenever we publish work that has used R. The R Book Michael J. Crawley. Hugely successful and popular text presenting an extensive and comprehensive guide for all R users. The R language is recognized as one of the most powerful. The high-level language of R is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software environments, and is rapidly becoming the standard.
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Crawley, Michael J. The R book / Michael J. Crawley. – 2e. pages cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN The R Book, 2nd Edition. by Michael J. Crawley. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons. Release Date: December ISBN: View table of contents. The R Book, Second Edition. Author(s). Michael J. Crawley. First published:6 November Print ISBN |Online ISBN
There is no trouble with this particular example, but what if the example were with minus five? It changes x to have the single value 5.
Page The values in the body of a matrix can only be numbers. That is a false statement. Pages This be praise, not quibble. Other views site has several reviews of The R Book.
There is a range of opinions from very positive to quite negative. Aug 13, Barry rated it really liked it Shelves: It's big. It's incomplete as I think any book on R has to be.
But it is the book I'm using the most as I continue to learn about R. This is a "cookbook": If you can find one that matches what you want to do and it is a big book , then it's great. If not, it's frustrating.
Still, the idea way of learning R is sharing a lab It's big.
Still, the idea way of learning R is sharing a lab with someone who already knows it. Good for learning the R language.
Disastrous if used to learn stats. Be forewarned: His knowledge of R is supreme. Of statistics, well, not so much. Crawley is a biologist first, statistician second, and it shows. He displays a lack of fundamental training in statistics, as one might expect of a self-taught statistician. As a consequence, Good for learning the R language. As a consequence, his book does a disservice to the unexperienced readers who naively assume he knows what he is talking about. Mar 14, Peter Flom rated it really liked it Shelves: The best thing about this large book on R is its breadth: No one book can cover all of R, but this covers a lot.
The biggest problem is the index and contents, which could have been better done and which could have made the book more usable. Ppl only use R for the packages, and at this point R only remains a useful and viable language bc of the way its development ecosystem has used packages to patch nearly the entire fucking language e.
May 21, Lauren Adams rated it it was amazing. Jul 29, Sam rated it it was ok Shelves: It's hard to find a good R-Book. This one did the job for me while I was learning, but you will be lost if you are not on r-seek constantly filling the gaps.
This book also requires a strong stomach for poor writing and typos. I was an reviewer for the forthcoming "R In Action" and felt that it filled many of the holes this book contained. R-seek and google will also be the ultimate R companion though. A fine and useful reference on the R programming language for my bookshelf. I think everyone will use it! Everyone who has data will use it.
I personally cannot see any point in using any other existing software. Of course, in computing, nothing stands still. There will be a software that comes after R and it will be better, quicker and more beautiful but at the moment, there is nothing that comes even close. I cannot see what is going to happen in the future, of course but the computing speeds and the power to hold bigger sets were for a long time a limitation on us and they are gradually being relieved.
R would not be the language of choice for doing something like managing supermarket data — that is tens of trillions of cross-referencing.
R is not a database management system, however you can talk to a database with R.