“R” is our Recommended Statistical Package


We would recommend you install the 64 bit base “R” package from www.r-project.org
The current version (1 May 2012) is version 2.15

“R” also has a number of packages that extends its functionality.

Minimum Recommend Packages:

meta – meta analysismetafor – meta analysisforeign – for loading SPSS data etc.Hmisc – Miscellaneous toolkitRODBC – link to ODBC databaseRMySQL – Link to MySQL databaseROCR – Visualising the performance of scoring classifiersRJDBC – Provides access to databases throught the JDBC interfacesurvival – Survival analysis, including penalised likelihoodtseries – Time series analysis and computational finance

1me4 – Linear mixed-effects model

Make sure the “install dependencies” is checked when you install this software!

Cheat Sheets:

“R” Reference card: http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Short-refcard.pdf
“R” Cheat sheet: http://devcheatsheet.com/tag/r/

Recommended R books:

  • John Maindonald and John Braun   (2010) Data Analysis and Graphics Using R – An Example-Based Approach,  3rd edn, Cambridge University Press,
  • Teetor (2011) R Cookbook,  (O’Reilly Cookbooks)
  • Bivand, R., Pebesma, E, Gómez-Rubio, Virgili (2008) Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R, Springer http://www.springer.com/public+health/book/978-0-387-78170-9