Introduction

Welcome to R For Dummies, the book that takes the steepness out of the learning curve for using R.

We can’t guarantee that you’ll be a guru if you read this book, but you should be able to do the following:

check.png Perform data analysis by using a variety of powerful tools

check.png Use the power of R to do statistical analysis and other data-processing tasks

check.png Appreciate the beauty of using vector-based operations rather than loops to do speedy calculations

check.png Appreciate the meaning of the following line of code:

knowledge <- apply(theory, 1, sum)

check.png Know how to find, download, and use code that has been contributed to R by its very active community of developers

check.png Know where to find extra help and resources to take your R coding skills to the next level

check.png Create beautiful graphs and visualizations ...

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