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"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may be cast." -- Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519

"The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is." -- Karl Kraus, 1874-1936

"[R]eality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." -- Richard P. Feynman. 1918-1988

Selected Short Courses, Lectures, Workshops, Tutorials, and Talks:

Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment (July 2017, ICPSR Summer Program, Ann Arbor)

Introduction to the R Computing Environment: One-Day Workshop (July 2017, ICPSR Summer Program@York University)

Visualizing Simultaneous Linear Equations, Geometric Vectors, and Least-Squares Regression with the matlib Package for R (June 2016, useR! Conference, Stanford)

Structural Equation Modeling with the sem package for R, Writing R packages, Teaching Statistics Using R and the R Commander (January 2016, IQS Barcelona, Spain)

Teaching Social Statistics Courses with R and the R Commander (June 2015, Statistical Society of Canada, Halifax)

Linear Models, Logit and Probit Models, Generalized Linear Models (June 2010, York Summer Programme in Data Analysis)

Regression Diagnostics (November 2009FIOCRUZ Rio de Janeiro - Brasil)

Introduction to Nonparametric Regression (May 2005, ESRC Oxford Spring School)

Note: To reduce duplication, I've listed the most recent occasion on which I addressed a particular topic.


Current Books:

cover picture NEW Information on John Fox, Using the R Commander: A Point-and-Click Interface for R (Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2017, now available), including access to data files, errata and updates,


cover picture NEW Information on John Fox, Applied Regression Analysis and Generalized Linear Models, Third Edition (Sage, 2016), including access to appendices, datasets, exercises, and errata.


companion cover  Information on John Fox and Sanford Weisberg, An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition (Sage, 2011).



cover picture   Information on John Fox, A Mathematical Primer for Social Statistics (Sage, 2009); errata.

cover   Information on John Fox, Nonparametric Simple Regression: Smoothing Scatterplots (Sage, 2000), and Multiple and Generalized Nonparametric Regression (Sage, 2000), including access to datasets and errata.


cover   Information on Robert Stine and John Fox, eds. Statistical Computing Environments for Social Research (Sage, 1996).


cover   Information on John Fox, Regression Diagnostics: An Introduction (Sage, 1991)

Statistical Software:

R package candisc (R package for canonical discriminant analysis), by Michael Friendly and John Fox.
R package car (Companion to Applied Regression) package for R. Software associated with Fox and Weisberg, An R Companion to Applied Regression, Second Edition.
R package effects (R package for effect displays), by John Fox, Sanford Weisberg, and Jangman Hong.
R package heplots (R package for visualizing hypothesis tests in multivariate linear models), by John Fox, Michael Friendly, and Georges Monette
R package matlib (R package for learning linear algebra), by Michael Friendly and John Fox.
R package polycor (R package for polychoric and polyserial correlations).
R package Rcmdr (R package, a basic-statistics graphical-user-interface for R).
R package RcmdrPlugin.survival (Rcmdr plug-inpackage for survival analysis).
R package sem (R package for structural equation modeling), by John Fox, Zhenghua Nie, and Jarrett Byrnes.

LISP Some additions to Cook and Weisberg's Arc software.

Curriculum Vitae

Last Modified: 2017-07-22 by John Fox, jfox AT