Re: [R] R Book Advice Needed

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:03:41 +0200

Roland Rau wrote:
> Hi,
> wrote:
>> I am new to using R and would appreciate some advice on
>> which books to start with to get up to speed on using R.
>> My Background:
>> 1-C# programmer.
>> 2-Programmed directly using IMSL (Now Visual Numerics).
>> 3- Used in past SPSS and Statistica.
>> I put together a list but would like to pick the "best of"
>> and avoid redundancy.
>> Any suggestions on these books would be helpful (i.e. too much overlap,
>> porly written etc?)
>> Books:
>> 1-Analysis of Integrated and Co-integrated Time Series with R (Use R) -
>> Bernhard Pfaff
>> 2-An Introduction to R - W. N. Venables
>> 3-Statistics: An Introduction using R - Michael J. Crawley
>> 4-R Graphics (Computer Science and Data Analysis) - Paul Murrell
>> 5-A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R - Brian S. Everitt
>> 6-Introductory Statistics with R - Peter Dalgaard
>> 7-Using R for Introductory Statistics - John Verzani
>> 8-Data Analysis and Graphics Using R - John Maindonald;
>> 9-Linear Models with R (Texts in Statistical Science) - Julian J.
>> Faraway
>> 10-Analysis of Financial Time Series (Wiley Series in Probability and
>> Statistics)2nd edition - Ruey S. Tsay
> as one other message says, it depends a lot on your ideas what you want
> to do with R. And, I'd like to add, how familiar you are with statistics.
> One book I am missing in your list is Venables / Ripley: Modern Applied
> Statistics with S. I can highly recommend it.
> If you are going to buy yourself only one book, then I would say: buy
> Venables/Ripley
And given the programming background, also check out the other V&R book, "S Programming". (This is about R too).

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