[R] The Green Book and its relevance to R

From: Ben Fairbank <BEN_at_ssanet.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:33:43 -0500

I bogged down about half way through reading the Green Book, in part because it became increasingly difficult to understand how some of the ideas related to R, as opposed to S (which I have not used). Does any reader know whether there is a document that points out differences between S and R that would be helpful in reading the Green Book? Ideally, perhaps, I need a "crib sheet" to help relate "Programming with data" to R, as opposed to S. And, incidentally, in the opinion of those who have read all three, which of the books, blue, green, or white (or maybe V & R "S programming"?), would be most recommended as the next book for one who would move beyond advanced beginner status? (Programming experience in Fortran, APL, Python, small-system assembly language, but not C).  

Ben Fairbank

San Antonio, Texas


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