Book Review: The Book of R by Tilman Davies

A fantastic new book just landed on my desk, “The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics” by Tilman M. Davies from No Starch Press. I’ve been looking for a book like this for some time – to use with the introductory data science and machine learning course I teach. It fills some holes in my course content that my own book doesn’t address. I needed a solid book to recommend to my students to get a good foundation in the R language, along with probability and statistics. In the past, another No Starch Press title “The Art of R Programming” by Norman Matloff was my “go to” book (a great book written by a computer science professor), but the Davies text helps fill my needs more…


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