R GraphicsR is revolutionizing the world of statistical computing. Powerful, flexible, and best of all free, R is now the program of choice for tens of thousands of statisticians. Destined to become an instant classic, R Graphics presents the first complete, authoritative exposition on the R graphical system. Paul Murrell, widely known as the leading expert on R graphics, has developed an indepth resource that takes nothing for granted and helps both neophyte and seasoned users master the intricacies of R graphics. After an introductory overview of R graphics facilities, the presentation first focuses on the traditional graphics system, showing how to work the traditional functions, describing functions that are available to produce complete plots, and how to customize the details of plots. The second part of the book describes the grid graphics system  a system unique to R and much more powerful than the traditional system. The author, who was integral in the development of the grid system, shows, starting from a blank page, how it can be used to produce graphical scenes. He also describes how to develop new graphical functions that are easy for others to use and build on. Appendices contain a brief introduction to the R system in general and discuss how the traditional and grid graphics systems can be combined. Much of the information presented in this book cannot be found anywhere else. Well ahead of the curve, particularly regarding the grid system, R Graphics will have a major impact on the future direction of statistical graphics development. The author maintains a website with more information. 
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User Review  GoodreadsI don't think I could recommend this to an R novice (Appendix A, "A Brief Introduction to R," does seem reasonable for a beginner but I'm not sure about the rest)... but it's a wellexplained and ... Read full review
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User Review  Qingnan  GoodreadsA very good reference book for R. Read full review
Contents
TRADITIONAL GRAPHICS  23 
GRID GRAPHICS  123 
Brief Introduction to R  265 
Combining Traditional Graphics and Grid Graphics  279 
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