Book: Learn R …as you learnt your mother tongue

Book cover
Book cover

Draft 004

I have pre-published my notes on R as a future book at Leanpub titled Learn R …as you learnt your mother tongue.

In the fourth draft version, published through Leanpub, approximately 85% of the book contents are included.

The PDF of this updated draft of the book is available at for whatever price you would like to pay for it (including for free).

Status as of 2017-02-09. Wrote section on ggplot2 themes, and on using system and Google fonts in ggpplots with the help of package ‘showtext’. Expanded section on ‘ggplot2’’s annotation , and revised some sections in the “R scripts and Programming” chapter. Started writing the data chapter. Wrote draft on writing and reading text files. Several other smaller edits to text and a few new examples.

Draft [2017-02-15]

Completed first part of data chapter including importing data from files in different formats and on reading files or web pages from the internet.

ggpmisc 0.2.14 (CRAN release)

Changes from the previous CRAN release 0.2.13 are:
Fix bug in stat_poly_equation(): eq.x.rhs argument ignored when using expressions.

NOTE: This version of the package is available through CRAN.

A manuscript from 1987

Yesterday I found a copy of one of the first manuscripts I ever submitted. It was never published, so it is time for it to be made available. Ideas discussed are nowadays common place. The manuscript, I think, is still mostly valid almost 30 years after I wrote it… I should have tried harder to get it published then.

Click on the image to read the full manuscript.