Re: [R] Documentation General Comments

From: stephen sefick <ssefick_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:56:34 -0400

Like all learning- you have to learn how to think like the people that create: language, poem, song, etc. In my own learning curve I have found that I am too often popping emails off to the list when in an hour or so I can figure out what was troubling me (using the provided examples). This may be a documentation issues or it may be that the R project is populated by the intelligent (myself excluded), and the only way to augment my own intelligence is to figure it out. With all of this said, R is not intuitive at first, but the logic is becoming easier for me as I plug away. I am not sure whether the documentation is at fault or my biology brain. German was a whole lot easier than R, but everybody knows how to talk to other people- not everybody knows how to talk to computers. R is open source which is good for science, and enough documentation is there to get the underlying theory behind the algorithm- it is "figuroutable" and transparent so that methodology and results can be validated or falsified by the curious. I offer any assistance in documentation remediation if it is deemed useful.
to the stubborn go the spoils

Stephen

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 8:20 PM, esmail bonakdarian <ebonak_at_hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you Rob, I just downloaded it and it looks very useful.
>
> In the meantime I think I solved my immediate problem (and while
> pluggin' away also deepened my understanding - or so I will at least
> claim :-)
>
> Esmail
>
> > 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:
> > http://www.medepi.net/epir/epir_chap02.pdf
> >
> >
> > Rob Baer
>
>
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