Reading for R
There are lots of good resources for R. The reading we will be using for this class is largely based on selections from the concise ``Beginner's Guide to R'', by Zuur et al. Fortunately, Wellesley's library has access to an e-book version of this and other books. For simplicity, I have included links to local PDF copies of most chapters, which you can access from on campus.
Beginner's Guide to R
The link to the complete book hosted by the publisher is here.
For your convenience, here are links to PDFs of relevant book chapters(available only on campus):
- Chapter 2: Getting Data into R
- Chapter 3: Accessing Variables and Managing Subsets of Data
- Chapter 4: Simple Functions
- Chapter 5: Introduction to Basic Plotting Tools
- Chapter 6: Loops and Functions
- Chapter 7: Graphing Tools
- Chapter 9: Common R Mistakes
Data Manipulation with R
This book goes into greater detail into many of the subtleties of working in data in R. I found Chapters 4, 5, and 8 to be particularly helpful. The link to the complete book hosted by the publisher is here