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

Mark Edwards mark at miic.org.uk
Wed Aug 21 12:08:16 CEST 2002

Excellent - many thanks to all. 

To be honest i found the manual "An introduction to R" not very

Thanks all.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
> Sent: 21 August 2002 11:08
> To: Mark Edwards
> Cc: 'R-help at lists.R-project.org'
> Subject: Re: [R] sourcing code and importing data; was: A layman seeks
> help!
> 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?
> Yes. 
> 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
> answer.
> Please, tell us your OS and version of R in case of forthcoming
> questions.
> Uwe Ligges

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