This is a nice book that blends modern statistical techniques with practical R code that makes it easy to explore, understand, and model financial data. Readers unfamiliar with this book can see what others have said here.
To learn this material as well as possible I worked through the book's problems and exercises and wrote up my
solutions and put them in book form. The R scripts used in the solutions for the various chapters are
given below. The solution manual has detailed explanations of the R codes below and further explanations
of the questions asked in the end of chapter exercises. Note that this solution manual is for the 2nd edition of
the textbook. One should note that there are are large number of overlapping problems between the two editions of the textbook.
For a solution manual for the 1st edition please see here.