# Where to find a good beginner's R Primer? [duplicate]

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I would like to learn more about statistics. I don't feel like doing multivariable regression by hand. So I downloaded R because its free; however, I haven't found a good introduction upon how to use it. I do want to RTFM, but I want a good manual to read.

I would like example that I could follow:

T-test: follow this script. Linear Regression: Follow this script.

Something along those lines.

Sorry, if this is the wrong place to ask.

• Have checked the tag wiki. – mnel Dec 17 '12 at 3:07
• – Jase Dec 17 '12 at 5:01
• @mnel thanks, I tried searching with the box on the top for R, but just got a bunch of specific question about R, nothing general. – MaoYiyi Dec 17 '12 at 5:04
• @Jase, thanks alot- that is exactly what I need. – MaoYiyi Dec 17 '12 at 5:04
• Did you follow the links within the tag wiki? This link would appear to be an obvious candidate – mnel Dec 17 '12 at 5:14

I like Peter Dalgaard's Introductory Statistics with R. I think it would be good for you because it talks about the actual statistics that are being covered, along with explaining the intricacies of the R world.

• Sounds good, but it cost money, thus out of my price range. – MaoYiyi Dec 17 '12 at 2:51
• I also like IceBreaker (cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Robinson-icebreaker.pdf)! I've used that and the Dalgaard book in courses teaching R to non-statistics folk. When you get the opportunity, you should consider purchasing the Dalgaard text though, it's a great reference to have around! – Kyle. Dec 17 '12 at 2:59
• @I'll ask Santa Klaus – MaoYiyi Dec 17 '12 at 3:01

There is G. Jay Kerns'

Introduction to Probability and Statistics Using R

which is freely available.

Perhaps it is slightly more theoretical than an R primer.

The UCLA: Statistical Consulting Group have great tutorials and examples for using R

Two online user guide for R:

statmethods.net

wiki.stdout.org/rcookbook

Very helpful for me!