[R] Newbie question: re: the learning curve

S.McClatchie s.mcclatchie at niwa.cri.nz
Tue Feb 27 04:51:26 CET 2001

On 27 Feb 01,, hzi wrote (re: [R] Newbie question: what are the a): 

> Hi -
>     I´m a medical graduate student. I´m totally new to R,.....What about the learning curve?
>     Is it something that is awfully hard to learn? 

Yes, it is something to consider, but well worth the effort if you do a lot of 

I found one of the best books when you are learning the environment  is

Spector, P. 1994. "An introduction to S and S-PLUS". Duxbury Press.  

Although it is written for S, much of it is still very useful for R. 

Also see 

Maindonald, J.H. 2000. "Data analysis and graphics using R -- An 

(available through the CRAN web site)


Sam McClatchie, Research scientist (fisheries acoustics))))))))))
NIWA (National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd)
PO Box 14 901, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand
s.mcclatchie at niwa.cri.nz 

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