So this is a very large book.

The Book of R, by Tilman M. Davies ( 2016 No Starch Press )

https://www.amazon.com/Book-First-Course-Programming-Statistics/dp/1593276516/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547944745&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Book+of+R%2C+by+Tilman+M.+DaviesSo this though deals a great deal with statistics, instructing us about statistics, as opposed to laying out the critical computer issues. These later are more of my current interest. They recommend their other book:

The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design, by Norman Matloff

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Programming-Statistical-Software-Design/dp/1593273843/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547944950&sr=8-1&keywords=art+of+r+programmingAnd then what I think really will give me what I want:

R Packages: Organize, Test, Document, and Share Your Code, by Hadley Wickham

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1491910593/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3So let me try and record some of the more important stuff in the Tilman Davies book.

Official Site, should have good online documentation

https://www.r-project.org/CRAN

Comprehensive R Archive Network

R has its own GUI, with two windows nominally, Console and Editor.

Package used in the book, 'MASS'

book about it from S

Modern applied statistics with S / W.N. Venables, B.D. Ripley. (2002)

so you can install, update, or remove packages.

You can also get help, ?? or ? about something.

There are third party editors, but the most well liked is Rstudio

https://www.rstudio.com/And there is Rmarkdown, making your work repeatable.

a (dot)Rdata file holds everything from your R session.

You can type stuff into R, using it as a calculator.

Works well with directory trees and paths, and you can view this.

Vectors are important, as we have seen in APL ( Array Processing Language )

Matrices are two dimensional. Arrays can be 3, not sure if it can be more. But still seems to fall far short of a deeply object oriented language.

So you can do all sorts of matrix operations, including the inverse, as 'solve'

Matrix computations / Gene H. Golub, Charles F. Van Loan (2013) looks really really good. Davies though is referencing an earlier edition.

But still need more than this.

Non-Numeric Values:

TRUE and FALSE, logical comparisons, strings and characters, concatenations.

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