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Using R for Statistics by Sarah Stowell

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APPENDIX A

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Add-On Packages

Over five thousand add-on packages are available for R, which serve a wide variety of purposes. An add-on package contains additional functions and sometimes objects such as example datasets. This appendix explains how to find a package that serves your purpose and install it.

Viewing a List of Available Add-on Packages

To view a list of available add-on packages, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the R project website at www.r-project.org
  2. Follow the link to CRAN (on the left-hand side)
  3. You will be taken to a list of sites that host the R installation files (mirror sites), as shown in Figure A-1. Select a site close ...

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