derek_farn writes: A draft of the book Empirical Software Engineering using R is now available for free download. The target audience is professional developers; techniques are discussed from the perspective of using them (not implementing them). There are essentially two parts:
- statistical techniques that are useful for analyzing software engineering data. Only techniques where real data is available to use in an example are covered,
- six chapters covering the primary areas of software engineering. This draft release includes the Human Cognitive Characteristics chapter and it is hoped to release one each of the remaining chapters every few months (Economics is next).