Re: [R] Great R documentation

From: John Kane <>
Date: Tue 01 Aug 2006 - 00:22:54 EST

> Dear all,
> I'm trying to improve the documentation I provide my

I am a new user and at moment I am finding "An Introduction to S and the Hmisc and Design Libraries” by Carlos Alzola and Frank E. Harrell is very helpful as it explains some "simple" data manipulations that other documentation seems to assume one will know.

My opinion is that much of the documentation is very good but very terse and at least in the help files sometimes a bit too clever. There seldom seems to be enough explaination as to why something does something which has often left me able to do exactly what I want to do but having a difficult time generalizing.

Of course, if I could track down whoever at my local university has taken out all the R books I might be much better off. :) mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Tue Aug 01 00:29:04 2006

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