Re: [R] Statitics Textbook - any recommendation?

From: Mike Nielsen <mr.blacksheep_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 20 Sep 2006 - 22:35:32 GMT

Excellent characterization.

MASS is a very good book, but I'm not sure I would describe it as a statistics textbook, much less one of the "basic" variety. While I certainly wouldn't presume to speak for Prof. Ripley and Dr. Venables, it seems unlikely their intent in writing MASS was to teach statistics, but rather, as the name of the book might suggest, to explain how S+ (and R) can be applied to modern statistical techniques. My experience with this book is that it assumes considerable background knowledge.

By all means, buy MASS, but if you need guidance on the how and why of statistical techniques, you may wish to shop Amazon to find a supplement.

Regards,

Mike

On 9/20/06, Berton Gunter <gunter.berton@gene.com> wrote:
> Not withstanding Prof. Heiberger's admirable enthusiasm, I think the
> canonical answer is probably MASS (Modern Applied Statistics with S) by
> Venables and Ripley. It is very comprehensive, but depending on your
> background, you may find it too telegraphic.
>
> -- Bert Gunter
> Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics
> South San Francisco, CA
>
> "The business of the statistician is to catalyze the scientific learning
> process." - George E. P. Box
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Iuri Gavronski
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 1:22 PM
> > To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Subject: [R] Statitics Textbook - any recommendation?
> >
> > I would like to buy a basic statistics book (experimental design,
> > sampling, ANOVA, regression, etc.) with examples in R. Or
> > download it
> > in PDF or html format.
> > I went to the CRAN contributed documentation, but there were only R
> > textbooks, that is, textbooks where R is the focus, not the
> > statistics. And I would like to find the opposite.
> > Other text I am trying to find is multivariate data analysis (EFA,
> > cluster, mult regression, MANOVA, etc.) with examples with R.
> > Any recommendation?
> >
> > Thank you in advance,
> >
> > Iuri.
> >
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Regards,

Mike Nielsen

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