An R Primer for Introductory Statistics

This web page will contain a list of short guides for using R to support the learning of statistics in an introductory course. I will add additional topics as the semester progresses.

R is free statistical software. It is an open source implementation of the S language. The Comprehensive R Archive Network web page at is the authoritative source of information about R. Its U.S. mirror is at . Search one of these sites for additional documentation about R.

R Guides

  1. Introduction [PDF]
  2. Installation [PDF]
  3. Some Basics [PDF]
  4. Entering Data [PDF]
  5. Exploratory Data Analysis [PDF]
  6. Probability Distributions[PDF]

R Functions

  1. Dotplots dotplot.R
  2. Graphing Probability Distributions prob.R

R Help Files from Statistics 571

There are also a number of appendices on how to use R for the course Statistics 571 located here.
Last modified: September 19, 2003

Bret Larget,