You have probably noticed I’m not much into R (though I’m slowly coming around to it). It goes back to when I was in my graduate statistics program, where we were required to use SPlus (R’s parent language—as far as I can tell, it’s the same thing, but with customer support).
We were given a half hour tutorial and an incomprehensible text, and sent off to figure it out how to use SPlus on graduate level stats.
And since I was already fluent in SAS, SPSS, and BMDP (may it rest in peace), I resisted SPlus. A lot.
I actually wish R had been around, and I wish all the great resources for learning it that exist now, existed then.
Here’s one of them, created by our very own R instructor, David Lillis. An R tutorial series that will get you started with R. Enjoy.
Review of Generalized Linear Models in R Part 4
If you want to learn more about the syntax and techniques for data analysis and graphics using R, check out our upcoming 6-hour online workshop: Intro to R!