Summary: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL
MODELLING IN R
P.M.E.Altham, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge.
March 2, 2011
R is available as Free Software under the terms of the Free Software Foundation's
GNU General Public License in source code form.
R is powerful and highly developed (and very similar in syntax to SPlus).
The originators of R are R.Gentleman and R.Ihaca from New Zealand, and the R
home page is at
R runs on PC and UNIX systems and can be retrieved via anonymous ftp. If you
want to get hold of R for yourself, go to
or use the link on my homepage.
Special thanks must go to Professor Jim Lindsey for launching me into R, to
Dr R.J.Gibbens for his help in introducing me to Splus, and also to Professor
B.D.Ripley for access to his Splus lecture notes. Several generations of keen and
critical students for the Cambridge University Diploma in Mathematical Statistics