Re: [R] The R Book - great resource for R beginners

From: Deepayan Sarkar <deepayan.sarkar_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:34:42 -0800

On 11/30/07, Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de> wrote:
>
>
> Tom La Bone wrote:
> > IMHO "The R Book" is far better than indicated in that review and should be
> > near the top of the list for beginners looking for a "manual" for R.
>
> We can start a big war about that book now, but we should discuss useful
> things instead. I am currently reviewing this book for another journal
> and I think the review in R News is very well pointed.
>
> So, there are two very different opinions about the book among readers
> of this list, obviously. And if the facts given in the available review
> in R News do not convince readers of R-help, I'd suggest to take a look
> into the book before buying it.

They also need to decide if they are going to value the opinion of other beginners (who probably wouldn't know good advice from bad) or relative experts (who may no longer appreciate what a beginner is really looking for); probably not an easy choice.

-Deepayan



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