**Learning in the GNU/Linux Community and R**

# Contents:

1. Introduction

1. Study Purpose

2. Rationale of this Wiki

3. Why 'R'?

4. The Theory and the Purpose of the Study

2. Installing R

1. Debian Based Distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Knoppix, etc...)

3. Getting Started

- Overview of Steps
- Loading a data file
- Changing Max Size
- Checking Contents
- Attaching Data

4. Viewing Data

1. Basic Text - Text only Tables

2. Three Example Tables

3. Saving Tables as Data Sets

4. Correlation Values

5. Beyond Basic Correlation

5. Learning About Packages

1. The Rseek toolbar search plugins

2. The Hmisc Package

3. Finding the R2 Value

4. Finding the adjusted R2 Value

5. Is this less random than a coin toss? Determining Significance

6. Basic Graphs

1. Bar Graphs

2. Pie Graphs - A look at Demographics

3. Colors in R - Please no more pastel!

4. Who took the survey?

5. Exploding Pie Graphs

7. Pretty Pictures: Creating More Appealing Graphs

1. Colors Available for R

2. About Graphs Available for R

3. Not all Respondents are Created Equal / Correlation Graphs

4. Basic Scatterplot

5. GGPlot2

8. Looking at Correlation / Visualizing Relationships

1. Study Hypotheses - Accepted or Rejected?

2. Is there a significant relationship between GNU/Linux community members' participation and learning?

3. Is there a significant relationship between members' identification with the community and learning?

4. Is there a significant relationship between members' identification with the community and their contributions?

5. Is there a positive correlation between members' participation in the GNU/Linux community and identification with the GNU/Linux community?

6. Is there a significant relationship between members' learning in the GNU/Linux community and their recommendation of FOSS?

9. Doing More with GGPlot2

1. Tweaking Heat Graphs with Density Mapping

2. Violin Plots - Music to the Eyes

3. Using Qplot to Create Graphs

10. Other Graphics Libraries

1. Corrgram

2. 3d Scatterplots

3. Corrplot - Many Ways to Visualize Correlation

4. Installing and loading the corrplot package

5. Correlation Circles

11. Using Scripts

1. Creating APA Format Correlation Tables with Stars

12. Glossary of Terms

1. List of Possibly Unfamiliar Terms

2. List of Survey Questions

3. List and Description of the Column Headers

13. References / External Links

1. Bibliography of Academic Sources

2. Web Sites Referenced

14. Appendices - Other Useful Information

- Manipulating Data Types
- Create a data set
- Counting Rows and Length
- Emacs - The Added Bonus
- Test Your Knowledge - Further Questions

# Glossary of Terms

List of Possibly Unfamiliar Terms

List of Survey Questions

List and Description of the Column Headers

# References / External Links

Bibliography of Academic Sources

Web Sites Referenced

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