[R] R for teaching multivariate statistics (Summary)

From: Murray Jorgensen <maj_at_stats.waikato.ac.nz>
Date: Thu 06 Oct 2005 - 14:59:46 EST

Greetings all

I promised a summary of the responses that I got to my question:

"Next year I will be teaching a third year course in applied statistics about 1/3 of which is multivariate statistics. I would be interested in hearing experiences from those who have taught multivariate statistics using R. Especially I am interested in the textbook that you used or recommended."

There were not many replies, so my task is easy!

Peter Dunn mentioned the new book by Brian Everitt, "An R and S-Plus Companion to Multivariate Analysis" which he had yet to see. Someone else has it out on loan here so I have not seen it either.

Peter has been using Bryan Manly's book but finds that it is expensive and describes different algorithms to those used in R.

Brian Ripley drew attention to Chapters 11 and 12 of MASS.

Pierre Bady pointed out the material on the website "Enseignements de Statistique en Biologie" http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/R/enseignement.html by A.B. Dufour, D. Chessel & J.R. Lobry. I hope to explore this some more when I get back to higher bandwidth.

Pat Altham has a wealth of material on her web site, especially http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~pat/misc.ps and

Many thanks to these respondants for their help.

Murray Jorgensen

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