Focusing on developing practical R skills rather than teaching pure statistics, Dr. Kurt Taylor Gaubatz's A Survivor's Guide to R provides a gentle yet thorough introduction to R. The book is structured around critical R tasks, and focuses on applied knowledge, rather than abstract concepts. Gaubatz's easy-to-read approach helps students with little or no background in statistics or programming to develop real-world R skills through straightforward coverage of R objects and functions. Focusing on real-world data, the challenges of dataset construction, and the use of R's powerful graphing tools, the guide is written in an accessible, sympathetic, even humorous style that ensures students acquire functional R skills they can use in their own projects and carry into their work beyond the classroom.

R Graphics III: The Fun Stuff—Text

R graphics iii: The fun stuff—text

In this chapter and the next, we finally turn to the more interesting techniques for customizing R graphics. In this chapter, we'll work with all of the various things that you can do with text. And in Chapter 15, we'll turn to the variety of shape elements that can be added to a plot. Our work in this chapter has to begin with an unfortunate detour into fonts. But then, we will be able to work on using and enhancing the several formal text elements, such as legends, axes, and titles, as well as the more informal placement of text anywhere in a figure. We have seen a ...

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