Re: [R] will book on S plus help understanding R ?

Douglas Bates (bates@stat.wisc.edu)
24 Mar 1999 17:11:50 -0600

To: Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [R] will book on S plus help understanding R ?
From: Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu>
Date: 24 Mar 1999 17:11:50 -0600
In-Reply-To: Prof Brian D Ripley's message of "Wed, 24 Mar 1999 07:04:09 +0000 (GMT)"

>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

BDR> On Tue, 23 Mar 1999, Josef Bohart wrote:
>> Was wondering if any body would know if the book "Programming
>> with Data" a guide to S language could be used as a guide to
>> working with the R language.

>> Comments, suggestions, a book review is welcomed.

BDR> On the other hand, I think most books about S-PLUS 3.x would
BDR> help in understanding R. One in particular has on-line
BDR> material to assist its use with R.

Brian is too modest to mention explicitly that it is his book with
Bill Venables, "Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS", that he has in
mind. See
http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/MASS2/
for more information.

Their book is widely regarded as the best introduction to S-PLUS and
related languages. Especially when supplemented with their "R
Complements" document, available from the above-mentioned web site, it
provides an excellent tutorial introduction to R.
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