[R] Updated introductory text

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Mon Feb 19 11:14:04 CET 2001

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
>>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:
>> Mark Myatt <mark at myatt.demon.co.uk> writes:
>>> I have updated my practical introduction to using R to analyse
>>> epidemiological data for the March 2001 Computer Software in
>>> Epidemiology course at the Nordic School of Public Health to include a
>>> short section on object orientation. You can get this from:
>>> http://www.myatt.demon.co.uk
>>> As a ZIP file containing MS Word '95 (DOC) and Adobe Acrobat v4.xx (PDF)
>>> version of the document as well as the sample data files used in the
>>> exercises.
>>> I place this material in the public domain. Feel free to make use of it
>>> as you will.
>> Hey, this looks nice. I especially like the banquet data for logistic
>> regression. I suggest that we put it on CRAN, although probably
>> separate the .pdf and .doc files so they can be viewed directly.
>> Could you add a couple of words about the level of the intended
>> audience.
>> A bunch of minor corrections (non-exhaustive, just what caught my eye.
>> PDF page numbers)
>> p2:  (Exc.3) general*ized* linear models
>> p7:  ctest is automatically loaded nowadays
>> p33: Bill Venables misspelled in "S programming" entry
>Yes, that looks *VERY NICE*, and I think we should definitely put this
>on CRAN.  [I also like the banquet data ... the conclusion is that the
>lattice was bad?]
>I have three remarks.
>* Technically one should refer to R add-ons as *packages* (and not as
>  *libraries*).
>* I'd prefer only putting up the .pdf file.
>* Re scripts and data, one option is to the same as for Jim's ``Data
>  Analysis and Graphics Using R'' who makes these available via his home
>  page, and CRAN has a link to this.  Alternatively, we could set up a
>  place in CRAN which holds ``packages'' which are really data and
>  scripts and perhaps some extra code to be used along with docs.

Thanks. I will fix it up as you suggest and post a message to the list
when a new version is available.


Mark Myatt

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