[R] documents for writing functions

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang kwan022 at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Thu Sep 4 22:12:51 CEST 2003

On Thu, 4 Sep 2003, Spencer Graves wrote:

> Have you considered the two books by Venables and Ripley (2002) Modern 
> Applied Statistics in S and (2000) S Programming (both Springer)?  If 
> yes, I don't know what you mean by "the usually available manuals."

In addition, John Chambers's "Programming with Data" (aka The Green Book) 
is a good source.
> hope this helps.
> Rado Bonk wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Does anybody know suitable documents (manuals) on writing user functions
> > (covering loops, conditions ...) in R? Other than the usually available
> > manuals.

It all depends on how much programming experience you already have.  I'm 
giving a small workshop next week on these areas and my notes are 
available at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~kwan022/rinfo.php 

I'm planning on extend the notes into a book I'm writing -- which will be 
submitted to CRAN when it is completed.



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'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will
the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the
kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."

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Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Master of Science (MSc) Student
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Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
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