Chapter 14 Introduction

14.1 Statistics and other quantitative methods: courses and text books

14.1.1 Statistics in R

Andrew Bruce and Peter Bruce, Practical Statistics for Data Scientists

Christoph Hanck, Martin Arnold, Alexander Gerber and Martin Schmelzer, Introduction to Econometrics with R

Chester Ismay and Albert Y. Kim, An Introduction to Statistical and Data Sciences via R

Danielle Navarro, Learning Statistics with R

Danielle Navarro, Learning Statistics with R: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners

Christopher Prenner, Sociospatial Data Science, 2018

14.1.2 Statistics: general and other tools

Minitab Express Support, Help and How-To

  • essentially an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics

14.2 Distributions

14.2.2 R {distributions3}

“Tools to create and manipulate probability distributions using S3. Generics random(), pdf(), cdf() and quantile() provide replacements for base R’s r/d/p/q style functions. Functions and arguments have been named carefully to minimize confusion for students in intro stats courses. The documentation for each distribution contains detailed mathematical notes.”

14.3 Randomization and random number generation

14.3.1 Introduction

Randomization and random number generation has a variety of applications in data science, from creating mock or test data to pulling survey samples from lists.

14.3.2 Theory and methods

14.3.3 R

Martin Monkman, 2013-12-01, “A few random things”

correlated random variables: a gist Random() {base R}


CRAN page: Random {base}: Random number generation {random}


CRAN page: random: True Random Numbers using RANDOM.ORG {sampling}


CRAN page: sampling: Survey Sampling


Examples of how the package can be applied