These lecture notes were written by me to accompany John Verzani’s Using R for Introductory Statistics (2nd ed.), to be delivered in lectures teaching students how to program with R in the programming lab accompanying a lecture section focusing on the statistical methods themselves.

These notes are not intended to stand alone; I like Verzani’s book and I believe that these notes should supplement it, not replace it. For those taking the programming lab for the University of Utah’s Mathematics Department statistics courses, I would insist on reading Verzani’s book in addition to these lecture notes. However, these notes could serve as a light weight introduction to R and statistical programming.

In any case, I hope that you find these notes useful, and wish you the best of luck.

Curtis Miller