Re: [R] Phil Spector's book

From: Thomas Adams <Thomas.Adams_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Sat, 03 May 2008 06:45:11 -0400

Mark,

I concur. It has helped me very much in the short time I have used it. Very concise and well written.

Thanks Phil!

markleeds_at_verizon.net wrote:
> Since we're on the topic of book reviews, I just received Phil
> Spector's new R book called "Data Manipulation with R" and it is also
> quite a
> nice book. I haven't gone through it all and I won't give a detailed
> review but I have gotten a lot out of the first 100 pages that I have
> read.
>
> Note that I've been using R for almost 1.5 years so , for me, it's a
> really useful book. For someone who's used it for longer than that or
> is just really, really great at using R in an efficient manner and
> knows all the neat tricks already, they of course may not need the book.
>
> Great job Phil.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 4:20 PM, Mark Wardle wrote:
>
>> Sorry.
>>
>> I received a very exciting email from Springer and placed my order and
>> felt compelled to advertise it. Didn't see any previous postings about
>> it. Hope no offence taken!
>>
>> Best wishes, and well done with book. Looking forward to receiving it...
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> 2008/5/2 Deepayan Sarkar <deepayan.sarkar_at_gmail.com>:
>>> On 4/30/08, Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Actually it's been out for a couple of weeks now at least.
>>>
>>> Yes, it's been out since March 12, actually.
>>>
>>>
>>>> I just finished
>>>> my first reading of it, and I must say it was spectacular.
>>>> Congratulations
>>>> Deepayan, the book gave me exactly the kind of lattice knowledge I
>>>> needed,
>>>> and then some. The graphics are really impressive and good
>>>> illustrations of
>>>> what lattice can do, and I found the writing very clear, with the
>>>> complexity
>>>> increasing at just the right speed. I definitely recommend it to
>>>> anyone who
>>>> wants to learn how to use lattice, at any level they desire.
>>>
>>> Thanks for the great review :-)
>>>
>>> As Karl mentioned, there is a website with code and figures from
>>> the book at
>>>
>>>
>>> http://lmdvr.r-forge.r-project.org/
>>>
>>> I also hope to eventually write some short vignettes on topics not
>>> covered in the book, and put them up here. Feel free to suggest topics
>>> to me. And of course, please report any typos and errors.
>>>
>>> -Deepayan
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Mark Wardle
>> Specialist registrar, Neurology
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