By John M Quick

The R Tutorial Series provides a collection of user-friendly tutorials to people who want to learn how to use R for statistical analysis.

My Statistical Analysis with R book is available from Packt Publishing and Amazon.

R Beginner's Guide Book Update 7/19/2010

Update: Statistical Analysis with R is now available!

I am excited to announce that I have submitted the entire first draft of my R Beginner's Guide book, which is to be published through Packt. The tenth and final chapter was submitted a full month ahead of schedule. The printed book could become available in as little as three to four months.

Below is a list of the major topics covered in the R Beginner's Guide.

  • Understanding what R is, its benefits, and why to use it
  • Downloading, installing, and running R
  • Dissecting the anatomy of R
  • Programming in R
  • Handling external data
  • Using variables
  • Managing the R workspace and console
  • Using multi-argument and variable-argument functions
  • Creating predictive data models
  • Assessing practical vs. statistical significance
  • Regression modeling
  • Creating custom functions
  • Assessing the viability of predictions
  • Organizing and communicating data analyses
  • Generating, customizing, and exporting graphics
  • Building custom visualizations
  • Extending R via packages
  • Taking advantage of electronic learning resources


  1. what about about a downloadable version in 1 or 2 months?!

  2. The timeline is up to the publisher, but I hope it can be out much sooner than 4 months. I wrote 3-4, since my official documentation estimates 3.5 months from the submission of the complete first draft. That doesn't mean it always takes that long, of course.

    The book will be primarily distributed digitally, although it will also be available in print. Hopefully, it can release sooner rather than later. I have been well ahead on my deadlines, but as it nears final form, there are reviewers, editors, printers, etc. involved in the process. The timing will depend on their schedules in addition to my own.

    Thanks for your interest. I will keep you updated as the release nears.

  3. please email me when your book gets published, thanks Samuel,Bangalore India