Statistical Computing

Population Health Data Science with R

by Tomás J. Aragón


Population health data science (PHDS) is the art and science of transforming data into actionable knowledge to improve health. R is an open source programming environment for statistical computing and graphics. PHDS is captured by four words: describe, predict, discover, and advise. […] We are writing this book to introduce R—a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics—to public health epidemiologists, health care data analysts, data scientists, statisticans, and others conducting population health analyses. Recent graduates come prepared with a solid … Read more →


Advanced Statistical Computing

by Roger D. Peng


The book covers material taught in the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Advanced Statistical Computing course. I taught this course off and on from 2003–2016 to upper level PhD students in Biostatistics. The course ran for 8 weeks each year, which is a fairly compressed schedule for material of this nature. Because of the short time frame, I felt the need to present material in a manner that assumed that students would often be using others’ software to implement these algorithms but that they would need to know what was going on underneath. In particular, should something go wrong with one of … Read more →


Efficient R programming

by Colin Gillespie, Robin Lovelace

Efficient R programming

Efficient R Programming is about increasing the amount of work you can do with R in a given amount of time. It’s about both computational and programmer efficiency. […] This is the online version of the O’Reilly book: Efficient R programming. Pull requests and general comments are welcome. Colin Gillespie is Senior lecturer (Associate professor) at Newcastle University, UK. His research interests are high performance statistical computing and Bayesian statistics. He is regularly employed as a consultant by Jumping Rivers and has been teaching R since 2005 at a variety of levels, ranging … Read more →



by 黄湘云


An Introduction to Statistical Computing and Graphics with R. 统计计算和统计绘图入门 […] R 软件主要用于统计计算和统计绘图, 因其提供了完整的绘图系统, 实现了大量的统计方法, 而且相比于其他统计软件,具有免费和更新快的特点,在当今数据时代浪潮下,占有一席之地。 Markdown 是一个文本标记语言。 欢迎来到 R 语言的世界, 写点关于发展历史等容易吸引人的东西, 让读者有继续看下去的欲望。 介绍书籍写作工具,写作风格设定,结构说明,R语言介绍1 历史数据分析 R语言进入到各方各面 如何重复本书,写作工具,如何提交 PR,参与写作 益辉维护的 R Markdown 生态及其它 R 包,如图 1.4 这本书是在 RStudio 内用 R Markdown (Xie, Allaire, and Grolemund 2018) 写的, Git 控制版本, bookdown (Xie 2016) … Read more →