Re: [R] Documentation General Comments

From: Robert Baer <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:52:35 -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.
> Agreed, esp since I am right now at this moment struggling with the
> differences of lists, arrays and vectors. (I have two vectors that I am
> trying to return from a function as an array of two rows - for some reason
> that's not working)

I don't know if you will find this helpful, but one of the better online chapters on R Data Objects that I've found is by Tomas Aragon and Wayne Enanoria. Among other nice attributes it has some tables that summarize improtant functions for working with different data objects. The URL is:

Rob Baer mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 21 Apr 2008 - 23:55:28 GMT

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