Re: [R] ISO R-programming docs/refs

From: Bjørn-Helge Mevik <bhs2_at_mevik.net>
Date: Mon 17 Oct 2005 - 23:08:08 EST

[A lot of polite and constructive critique deleted]

> Is my impression correct that R is simply not well-documented enough
> for serious programming?

No.

> Have I missed a key reference to programming R?

Yes.

How about reading the text that R displays when it starts (and follow its suggestions)? Or visiting the canonical web site for R (http://www.r-project.org/)? Or consulting question 2.7 in the R FAQ ("2.7 What documentation exists for R?") Or reading the posting guide for the list (http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html)?

All four methods would (presumably) quickly have led you to manuals such as "the R Language Definition", "Writing R Extensions" and "R Data Import/Export", and given references to books on programming S and/or R.

-- 
Bjørn-Helge Mevik

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