# Introductory Statistics with R

• PeterÂ Dalgaard
Textbook

Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)

1. Front Matter
Pages i-xv
2. Pages 1-44
3. Pages 45-55
4. Pages 57-80
5. Pages 81-93
6. Pages 95-110
7. Pages 111-127
8. Pages 129-138
9. Pages 139-147
10. Pages 149-158
11. Pages 159-189
12. Pages 191-209
13. Pages 211-220
14. Back Matter
Pages 221-267

### Introduction

R is an Open Source implementation of the S language. It works on multiple computing platforms and can be freely downloaded. R is now in widespread use for teaching at many levels as well as for practical data analysis and methodological development.

This book provides an elementary-level introduction to R, targeting both non-statistician scientists in various fields and students of statistics. The main mode of presentation is via code examples with liberal commenting of the code and the output, from the computational as well as the statistical viewpoint. A supplementary R package can be downloaded and contains the data sets.

The statistical methodology includes statistical standard distributions, one- and two-sample tests with continuous data, regression analysis, one- and two-way analysis of variance, regression analysis, analysis of tabular data, and sample size calculations. In addition, the last six chapters contain introductions to multiple linear regression analysis, linear models in general, logistic regression, survival analysis, Poisson regression, and nonlinear regression.

In the second edition, the text and code have been updated to R version 2.6.2. The last two methodological chapters are new, as is a chapter on advanced data handling. The introductory chapter has been extended and reorganized as two chapters. Exercises have been revised and answers are now provided in an Appendix.

Peter Dalgaard is associate professor at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Copenhagen and has extensive experience in teaching within the PhD curriculum at the Faculty of Health Sciences. He has been a member of the R Core Team since 1997.

### Keywords

ANOVA Descriptive statistics Fitting Logistic Regression Regression analysis Survival analysis Variance analysis of variance correlation data analysis linear regression

#### Authors and affiliations

• PeterÂ Dalgaard
• 1
1. 1.Department of BiostasticsUniversity of CopenhagenCph. N CopenhagenDenmark

### Bibliographic information

• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b97671
• Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
• Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
• eBook Packages
• Print ISBN 978-0-387-95475-2
• Online ISBN 978-0-387-22632-3
• Series Print ISSN 1431-8784
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