 
Summary: VERY BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO
STATISTICAL MODELLING IN R
P.M.E.Altham, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
February 28, 2005
p.m.e.altham@statslab.cam.ac.uk
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~pat
FIRST CLASS IS MONDAY JAN 24, 2005. YOU NEED TO SIGN UP FOR
ONE OF THE SLOTS 1011 am, 1112 noon, 12 noon 1pm.
Catam users: To start R:
Open a Command Prompt window from the start button
type
X:\catam\r
You should now have the special R window on your screen.
Note that R can also be started from the Windows Start Menu
Start>All Programs>PWF Programs>Teaching Packages>Catam>R
demo(graphics) # for a demonstration of R graphics
# this course is not actually about fancy graphics, but this makes
# a colourful way to start
data() # to find out the datasets available in R
x = rnorm(100) # to generate a random sample of 100
