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

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Aug 21 15:01:54 CEST 2002

"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw at merck.com> writes:

> > From: Mark Edwards [mailto:mark at miic.org.uk]
> > 
> > Excellent - many thanks to all. 
> > 
> > To be honest i found the manual "An introduction to R" not very
> > user-friendly.
> Then please tell us how/why you feel that way.  Give some examples in that
> document where you have trouble.  I'm quite sure R Core always welcome
> constructive criticisms... (apologies for putting words in their mouths).
> You may also want to check out the "contributed documentation" on CRAN.
> Some of them might be to your liking.

In the case of "An introduction to R", the case is likely that it has
a target audience of professional [and] theoretical statisticians --
matrix calculus assumed and so forth. Some ot the contributed docs -
and at least one book... - do target less experienced people.

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