Re: R-beta: S-Plus compatibility

Paul Gilbert (pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca)
Mon, 23 Feb 1998 10:59:47 -0500


Message-Id: <98Feb23.110717est.13454@mailgate.bank-banque-canada.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 10:59:47 -0500
From: Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca>
To: Jim Lindsey <jlindsey@luc.ac.be>
Subject: Re: R-beta: S-Plus compatibility

>If you are writing new functions (or libraries) and you
>imitate S-Plus, you lose two of the most important features of R
>(besides its being freely available with source): speed and superior
>scoping rules.

Jim

Could you please expand a bit on this statement about imitating S wrt speed. I
am aware that R is substantially faster in looping and that I don't need to (and
can't) code "For" loops. Are you suggesting that there are other things which
will run much faster if they are coded in an non-S way?

Paul Gilbert

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