Introductory Statistics with R
by Peter Dalgaard
Springer. ISBN 0387954759, 2002.
Paperback 229mm × 155mm, xv+267 pages
Published in August 2002.
R is an Open Source
implementation of the wellknown S language. It works on multiple
computing platforms and can be freely downloaded. R is thus ideally
suited for teaching at many levels as well as for practical data
analysis and methodological development. This book provides an
elementarylevel introduction to R, targeting both nonstatistician
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. Brief sections introduce the
statistical methods before they are used. A supplementary R package
can be downloaded and contains the data sets. All examples are
directly runnable and all graphics in the text are generated from the
examples.
The statistical methodology covered includes statistical
standard distributions, one and twosample tests with continuous
data, regression analysis, one and twoway analysis of variance,
regression analysis, analysis of tabular data, and sample size
calculations. In addition, the last four chapters contain
introductions to multiple linear regression analysis, linear models
in general, logistic regression, and survival analysis.
 Basics
 Probability and Distributions
 Descriptive Statistics and Graphics
 One and twosample tests
 Regression and Correlation
 ANOVA and KruskalWallis
 Tabular Data
 Power and the Computation of Sample Size
 Multiple Regression
 Linear Models
 Logistic Regression
 Survival Analysis
Appendices:
 Obtaining and Installing R
 Data Sets in the ISwR Package
 Compendium

(Most of these were fixed in the corrected 3rd printing.)
 p. iv, l. 2: "Biostastics" should be "Biostatistics"
 p. 2: The screen dump wasn't updated for R 1.5.0. Also, it shows
rnorm(1000) where the main text has rnorm(500)
 p. 4, l. 4: "R" should be in Sans Serif font
 p. 5, l. 13: 65 should be 60
 p. 26, l. 4: first "useful" should be omitted
 p. 27, l. 9: "wants" should be "want"
 p. 28, 2nd code snippet: line=1:5 should be
line=1:4 (this has no visible impact since line 5 is
outside the plotting area, though)
 p. 31, l. 7: Closing parenthesis missing.
 p. 33, l. 26: "any" should be "all"
 p. 36, 1st paragraph: I should have said that ESS also works fine
on Windows.
 p. 36, l. 7: "instruction" should be "instructions"
 p. 43, l. 22: EpiInfo .rec files can also be read (now).
 p. 43, l. 12: "foreign library" should be "package"
 p. 43, penultimate paragraph. Some Unix databases, e.g.
PostgreSQL, also allow ODBC connections.
 p. 71, l. 1: "isdone" should be "is done"
 p. 78, l. 6: "scorned upon" should be "frowned upon"
 p. 82, after second displayed formula: Spurious indentation.
 p. 86, midpage. Test statistic V should be math italic.
 p. 108, l. 16: use='complete.obs' should use double quotes
 p. 114, l. 13: 2nd appearance of "SSD_B and MS_B" should have
have index "W" instead.
 p. 120, midpage: "thar" should be "that".
 p. 121, last equation: "xi." is missing the bar.
 p. 126, 1st paragraph needs rephrasing: "We have seen the use of
analysis of variance tables in..."
 p. 173, l. 16: "19" should be "(p.19)"
 p. 183, last two lines: "...but NOT quite as conspicuous..."
 p. 183, Fig. 10.6, and p. 184, Fig. 10.7: Some ylabels are partly
clipped (this is because margins have been reduced  shouldn't happen
if you type in the commands).
 p. 191, l. 6: "log[p(1p)]" should be "log[p/(1p)]"
 p. 198, l. 9: "are are" should be "are"
 p. 200, l. 8: "9.24" should be "9.29"
 p. 221: The install procedure for Debian Linux is elaborated in
the FAQ,
A
preliminary set of short answers can be found at http://www.biostat.ku.dk/~pd/ISwRanswers.pdf
Last edited on July 3, 2006 by Peter Dalgaard