... in Corpus Linguisics / Psycholinguistics
R is available here
is a GUI for Mac OS X, but for superb editing on the Mac, Aquamacs
comes with a special mode to support editing and interaction with R (see also: Emacs Speaks Statistics
). [Mac users in Aquamacs should use the "quartz()" command to bring up a window for plots.]
Use the built-in help functions (?expression
, or help.search("word")
). Read manuals. Search Google with "rproject" as additional search term, or check the R mailing list
. Given that there are top-notch statisticians on the list, you better check the available documentation first. Don't ask Stats 101 questions there - you will get burned.
Pointers to materials
- Phil Spector (Berkeley) provides a short manuscript and a more extensive 100-page tutorial (slides). Recommended!
- Shravan Vasishth (Potsdam) has a great 160-page manuscript (draft) titled "The foundations of statistics: A simulation-based approach", which is a Statistics introduction with a focus on hypthesis testing. Many worked examples in R, use of simulation-based evidence for hypothesis tests. Recently, modeling and power testing have been added.
- Chuck Anderson (Colorado State) has a 19-page cheat sheat with focus on programming in the S language and using R (not much stats here).
(Website for a tutorial at U Edinburgh, CompPsyLing group, March 2006 and the IGK summer school tutorial September 2006.)