7. Mathematics

  1. Michael J. Crawley

Published Online: 6 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118448908.ch7

The R Book, Second Edition

The R Book, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crawley, M. J. (2012) Mathematics, in The R Book, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118448908.ch7

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London at Silwood Park, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470973929

Online ISBN: 9781118448908



  • mathematics;
  • mathematical functions, logarithmic functions;
  • trigonometric functions;
  • probability functions, continuous probability distributions;
  • Fisher's F distribution/Student's t distribution;
  • the Weibull distribution;
  • discrete probability distributions, Wilcoxon rank-sum statistic;
  • matrix algebra, matrix multiplication;
  • solving systems of linear equations, using matrices;
  • calculus, derivatives/integrals/differential equations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mathematical functions

  • Probability functions

  • Continuous probability distributions

  • Discrete probability distributions

  • Matrix algebra

  • Solving systems of linear equations using matrices

  • Calculus