[R] sourcing code and importing data; was: A layman seeks help!

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Aug 21 12:07:40 CEST 2002

Mark Edwards wrote:
> I have been given a 'code' file and a 'data' file which is designed for use
> in R.
> I have successfully installed the program onto my pc, but am struggling to
> actaully use the code. How do i prompt R to read the code file and run?
> Any ideas?


At first you should get an idea what R is and how to use it. For a
"layman" a point to start is reading "An Introduction to R".
If you feel comfortable with the manuals and cannot figure out how to
solve a problem, you can ask the mailing list, but put an appropriate
subject into the header, please.

Well, you can use source() to source the code. How to import the data is
described in the "R Data Import/Export" manual - it depends on the
format of your "data". 

Since your questions is not very explicit, I cannot give an explicit
Please, tell us your OS and version of R in case of forthcoming

Uwe Ligges
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