Re: [R] Help! What does this R command mean?

From: Simon Blomberg <simonb_at_cres10.anu.edu.au>
Date: Mon 30 Jan 2006 - 16:03:53 EST

RTFM! Especially the Introduction to R tutorial. Type help.start() at the prompt. It should open your web browser. Choose "Introduction to R". Only then will you attain enlightenment.

Simon.

Michael wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> R is so difficult. I am so desperate.
>
> What does the ":" mean in the following statement?
>
> What does the "[, -1]" mean?
>
>
>> # Leaps takes a design matrix as argument: throw away the intercept
>> # column or leaps will complain
>>
>> X <- model.matrix(lm(V ~ I + D + W +G:I + P + N, election.table))[,-1]
>>
>
> Thanks a lot!
>
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