Going beyond spreadsheets with R and RStudio – #bookreview

Beyond Spreadsheets with R

A beginner’s guide to R and RStudio
Jonathan Carroll
Manning Books

Jonathan Carroll’s Beyond Spreadsheets with R gives R beginners good introductions to both the R statistical computing environment and RStudio, a popular integrated development environment (IDE) for R.

Some newcomers to R and RStudio, however, may wish this book focused right away on how to download and run both packages, instead of spending the first few pages justifying and explaining R and RStudio. After that slow start, however, the author offers well-structured, approachable, and helpful chapters on how to use the packages.

If you already know how to work with R and RStudio but run them infrequently and can’t remember some of the commands or procedures, Beyond Spreadsheets with R can be a useful refresher and reference guide, as well.