Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

1.9. Summary

In this chapter, we looked at some of the strengths that make R an attractive option for students, researchers, statisticians, and data analysts trying to understand the meaning of their data. We walked through the program’s installation and talked about how to enhance R’s capabilities by downloading additional packages. We explored the basic interface, running programs interactively and in batches, and produced a few sample graphs. You also learned how to save your work to both text and graphic files. Because R can be a complex program, we spent some time looking at how to access the extensive help that’s available. We hope you’re getting a sense of how powerful this freely available software can be.

Now that you have R up and running, it’s time to get your data into the mix. In the next chapter, we’ll look at the types of data R can handle and how to import them into R from text files, other programs, and database management systems.


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free 10-Day Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint