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 IV: The Fun Stuff—Shapes

R graphics iv: The fun stuff—shapes

In addition to the joy of text, the other class of R graphics modifications are the custom shapes: the lines, symbols, polygons, and even images that can be placed on your plots either in specific ad hoc ways or in ways that are systematically determined by your data. As I'm sure you have come to expect by now, R gives you complete control over all of these elements. And once you have learned these techniques, these basic shapes can be combined such that the only limits to what you can put onto and into a graphic will come from the extent of your imagination, and maybe a little ...

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