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Welcome to a Little Book of R for Multivariate Analysis!

By Avril Coghlan, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, U.K. Email:

This is a simple introduction to multivariate analysis using the R statistics software.

There is a pdf version of this booklet available at:

If you like this booklet, you may also like to check out my booklet on using R for biomedical statistics,, and my booklet on using R for time series analysis,



Thank you to Noel O’Boyle for helping in using Sphinx,, to create this document, and github,, to store different versions of the document as I was writing it, and readthedocs,, to build and distribute this document.


I will be very grateful if you will send me (Avril Coghlan) corrections or suggestions for improvements to my email address


The content in this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.