Just wanted to make an announcement in my state of delirium, before I slip into oblivion: I officially LOVE this forum, it is going on my Bookmarks Bar in front of a myriad of other sites (including Facebook). People are always here when I have a question about R and since my last statistics class was mostly just a "here's the code, go copy paste it with different variables" my actual learning never took place and I now find myself in a class that requires extensive use of statistical software and manipulation of the data and parameters to create, and I quote, "pretty plots and graphs."
I began using XLSTAT because that's what all the grad students said to use and what all of my fellow undergrads are using (we're in a winemaking program so most of us don't come from super computer sciencey backgrounds, although we're all pretty computer savvy). I realized pretty quickly that I wasn't going to be able to manipulate the data easily and effectively unless I did it in R, so I'm now on a quest to learn R through this class by trial and error while hopefully making "pretty reports!" I'm also hoping this skill will serve me for the rest of my life.
I just finished the first report and, while it's not perfect, I am very happy with how it turned out because of what I learned to do in R and with the help of forum mods and members here!