Guidebook to R graphics using Microsoft Windows.
New York: John Wiley, 2012.
Octavo, paperback, 263 pp. illustrations.
This book introduces the graphical capabilities of R to readers new to the software. Due to its flexibility and availability, R has become the computing software of choice for statistical computing and generating graphics across various fields of research. This text offers a unique presentation of R, guiding new users through its many benefits, including the creation of high-quality graphics. Beginning with getting the program up and running, this book takes readers step by step through the process of creating histograms, boxplots, strip charts, time series graphs, steam-and-leaf displays, scatterplot matrices, and map graphs. In addition, the book presents: tips for establishing, saving, and printing graphs along with essential base-package plotting functions; interactive R programs for carrying out common tasks such as inputting values, moving data on a natural spline, adjusting three-dimensional graphs, and understanding simple and local linear regression; and various external packages for R that help to create more complex graphics like rimage, gplots, ggplot2, tripack, rworldmap, and plotrix packages. Throughout the book, concise explanations of key concepts of R graphics assist readers in carrying out the presented procedures, and any coverage of functions is clearly written out and displayed in the text as demos. The discussed techniques are accompanied by a wealth of screenshots and graphics with related R code available on the book's FTP site, and numerous exercises allow readers to test their understanding of the presented material.