[R] A Few Suggestions to help out newbies

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Apr 3 11:32:41 CEST 2002

Agustin Lobo <alobo at ija.csic.es> writes:

> On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Jan de Leeuw wrote:
> > The JSS editorial board is considering a  JSS section "R Snippets",
> > possibly edited by our editors Kurt Hornik and Roger Koenker,
> > which will have "interesting pieces of R code", with only a
> > minimal amount of text /comments. Reactions ?
> > 
> Excellent!

Yes, but...

Yesterday I went through Paul J's site and looked at several of his
code snippets, quite a few of them originally due to myself, and I got
struck by how esoteric many of the issues seemed compared to how
interesting and challenging they were originally. Perhaps it would be
an idea to use a format of exercises or challenges? (Of course, this
assumes that the reader already knows about S and R, which could be a
problem if the purpose is to "spread the gospel".)


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