From: Kenneth Nordstrom <nordstro@noppa.helsinki.fi> Message-Id: <199803261543.RAA26167@noppa.Helsinki.FI> Subject: R-beta: Teach material for R To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 17:43:11 +0200 (EET) Howdy! I'm a newbie in R, but have nevertheless gone out on a limb and used R this spring for teaching our stats students "modern data-analysis". I've been using RNotes, but to get some more (statistical) meat on the bones, I've complemented it with material from Venables-Ripley. Most of the V-R stuff (that I've tried) seems to work out of the box. Q-1: Is this generally the case (except for obvious differences with S+ like 3-dim graphics)? If yes, why is it necessary to port MASS if you can source the files on their diskette? Anyone tried this, or used other material for teaching data-analysis with R a la V-R? Q-2: How does R compare with XploRe? The latter seems to have the advantage that more macros/functions are already written, it has a nice graphical user interface (a consideration when teaching) as well as 3-dim graphics (also dynamical). Has anyone compared these in terms of capabilities as programming languages? (Note that you can get XploRe for LINUX for free and without expiry date!) Many thanks for any replies, Kenneth Nordström Stats/Univ of Helsinki -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe" (in the "body", not the subject !) To: r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._