A Brief Introduction to R
There are already many excellent sources of information available for those who want to learn more about R. A visit to the R home page, http:\\www.r-project.org, is highly recommendable. Look under Documentation. When R is installed on a computer, it is easy to access the documentation that comes with the distribution; start R and open the html help (?help.start). A good start for a beginner is also the book Introductory Statistics with R by Dalgaard (2008). The book on S Programming by Venables & Ripley (2000) is recommended for the more advanced studies of the topic that its title implies.
C.1 R in General
In this section we investigate how to work with R in general, without special reference to event history ...