There is an ownership inscription on the front paste down and half title page, else clean and solid. xv 218 pages, indexed.. "Based on their extensive experience with teaching R and statistics to applied scientists, the authors provide a beginner's guide to R. To avoid the difficulty of teaching R and statistics at the same time, statistical methods are kept to a minimum. The text covers how to download and install R, import and manage data, elementary plotting, an introduction to functions, advanced plotting, and common beginner mistakes. This book contains everything you need to know to get started with R." (back cover) CONTENTS: 1. Introduction 2. Getting data into R 3. Accessing variables and managing subsets of data 4. Simple functions 5. An introduction to basic plotting tools 6. Loops and functions 7. Graphing tools 8. An introduction to the lattice package 9. Common R mistakes.