Re: [R] R help

From: John Kane <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 16:03:12 -0500 (EST)

> Is there a number I can call to get started with R?
> I have some really
> basic questions that won't take more than 10
> minutes.
>
> Sitadri

Probably not unless you know an R-user personally or there's someone at your firm or institution whom you can corner. :)

There's no problem about asking really basic questions here although it is a good idea to read some of the documentation first. It helps make the questions sound intelligent.

In fact, it is probably better to post the questions as it allows you to clearify your thinking and it ususallly is easier to respond to the questions when one has code right in front of one.

Whenever possible give a little example of what you're doing (as requested in the posting guide). A line of code is worth 1000 words of description (to paraphrase)

I found a very basic but very useful tutorial at http://www.math.ilstu.edu/dhkim/Rstuff/Rtutor.html .

A handy place to find a lot of basic information is in the R FAQ 7€”access from the main R page. Section 7 can often explain some of R's endearing quirks.

Also have a look at the Books and Contributed documentation links on the main R page. There is a lot of excellent information there, including several short documents that address the new user.

The "Introduction to R" is very useful but I must say that I started to find it useful after reading some of the other materials on the site.

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