R Resources


Here are some books that I’ve found helpful

Art of R ProgrammingMatloff, N. (2011). [highlight]The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design[/highlight] San Francisco: No Starch Pess.

I found that this book did a great job of conveying how to use R as a programming language.

Data Manipulation With RSpector, P. (2008). [highlight]Data manipulation with R.[/highlight] New York: Springer.

This book is great for getting the hang of data management with R. I found it really clear and helpful.

ggplot2 elegant graphics for data analysisWickham, H. (2009). [highlight]ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis.[/highlight] New York: Springer.

Written by the creator of ggplot2, this book presents how to make elegant plots in a thorough and clear way.

Web resources

http://www.r-bloggers.com/ – Aggregated feed of R bloggers.
http://had.co.nz/ggplot2/ – ggplot2 Reference Manual by it’s creator.
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/R_Programming/ – Wikibooks R Programming section.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/r – Stackoverflow is a great place to ask programming related questions or search for answers.
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Short-refcard.pdf – R Commands Reference Card.
http://www.personality-project.net/r/r.commands.html – Quick summary of useful R commands.

Useful R scripts

An R Script to Automatically download PubMed Citation Counts By Year of Publication
How to work with Google n-gram data sets in R using MySQL

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