Hi Igor,

*Modern Applied Statistics with S* is an excellent book. So is

*Data Analysis and Graphics Using R*, by Maindonald and Braun. If you are just starting out in the area of statistics, these books are likely to prove challenging.

If you are looking for some good on-line courses, you might want to look at offerings from

Statistics.com.

I have taken a number of courses from them, and most have been good.