[R] Fortran source code

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 27 08:50:19 CET 2004

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 DivineSAAM at aol.com wrote:

> After spending 3 long days attempting to interface Fortran with
> R--having spent 1 week sifting through R-help and the horrific official
> documentation--I cannot emphasize in words the importance of consulting
> 1 and-only 1 reference:
> Venables, W.N., B.D. Ripley, S Programming. Springer, New York, 2000.
> My goodness gracious, I should have started with that book first, I
> would have saved an incredible amount of time. My interface to a rather
> long library subroutine was done and tested in less than 30 minutes!
> My experience is posted in the hope that it will save someone TIME (the
> most precious of anything in the universe)
> I hope an up-to-date and expanded version of that fabulous book is also
> in the works.

We have started work on a second edition but don't expect to see it until 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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