[R] Documentation General Comments

From: Beck, Kenneth (STP) <Kenneth.Beck_at_bsci.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:56:09 -0500

I realize the R developers are probably overwhelmed and have little time for this, but the documentation really needs some serious reorganizaton. A good through description of basic variable types would help a lot, e.g. the difference between lists, arrays, matrices and frames. And, it appears there is some object-orientation to R, but it is not complete. I can't, for instance find a "metafile" method for a "recordedplot" type, using either the variable direclty or the replayPlot() method. I am sorry to post this, but I am really having trouble sorting out certain methods in "R". The basic tutorial "Introduction to R" is so basic, it hardly helps at all, then digging through documentation is really an exercise in frustration. The SimpleR is also so basic it is of little help other than to just get started. I occasionally find answers in the mailing list. See my later post on recordPlot for a good example.

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