Re: [R] R as programming language: references?

From: A.J. Rossini <blindglobe_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 12 Apr 2005 - 22:01:04 EST

On Apr 12, 2005 11:54 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@math.aau.dk> wrote:

> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Federico Calboli"
> > <f.calboli@imperial.ac.uk>
> > To: "r-help" <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 5:14 PM
> > Subject: [R] R as programming language: references?
> >
> >
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I am looking for references on R as a programming language (apart form
> >> the standard R-lang.pdf and the other manuals), reference that would
> >> cover _in_depth_ things like loops, code optimisation, debugging tools

> >> etc... and is as up-to-date as possible.
> >>
> >> Can anyone suggest any book or other reference apart from the "green
> >> book" and the V&R "S-programming"?
>
> I think you've already got the best references.

There is always the source. In a sense, it IS the most in-depth and up-to-date description of the intricacies of using the language, though it isn't as easy to read as V&R's S Programming.

In-depth and up-to-date are tradeoffs rather than being complementary.

best,
-tony

"Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository from which we can easily roll-back your mistakes" (AJR, 4Jan05).

A.J. Rossini
blindglobe@gmail.com



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