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R for Microsoft® Excel Users: Making the Transition for Statistical Analysis by Conrad Carlberg

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1. Making the Transition

Many experienced Excel users at some point decide to give R a try, and there’s a variety of reasons for that. Perhaps you routinely use Excel to arrange for statistical analyses that compare product lines, that forecast numbers of website hits or hospital patients, that break down voter surveys by sex and political affiliation. For that sort of statistical analysis, Excel nearly always performs very well.

Furthermore, Excel is often a convenient way to perform numeric analysis and to get the results out. In most business, education, ...

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