R-alpha: R testing

Paul Marriott (p.marriott@mcs.surrey.ac.uk)
Thu, 14 Nov 96 15:13 GMT

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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 96 15:13 GMT
From: Paul Marriott <p.marriott@mcs.surrey.ac.uk>
To: R@stat.auckland.ac.nz
Subject: R-alpha: R testing

I have been looking at R just before I let a group of our first years  loose
on it in an introductory data analysis course. It all looks very
impressive and I am keen to see how they do and how they respond. 

One problem I have been having which I wonder if you could enlighten
me is that  there seems to be a tendency for the read.table and scan
commands to hang when reading files. The same files are readable in
Splus using the same commands. Am I just being stupid? Is there a way
of interuptimg this hanging (control-c works sometimes sometimes not).

Also is there a FAQ list somewhere so I don't have to waste too mucjh
of your time.


Paul Marriott
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