[R] R is GNU S, not C.... [was "how to get or store ....."]

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Wed Dec 7 02:26:02 CET 2005

On Tue, 06-Dec-2005 at 04:21PM +0000, Patrick Burns wrote:

|> I don't put in extraneous ';' because I maybe get a
|> blister on my little finger.
|> I suspect that those who find the semi-colons ugly in
|> R do not find them ugly in C. 

Nor in perl, mysql or php.  I quite like how R is rather different
from those other languages.  Somehow that very different look helps to
change (me at least) into the appropriate type of thinking.  It's
somewhat akin to the difference between English and German use of
capital letters -- each system makes perfect sense in its own context
and are beter not mixed.

Patrick Connolly
Mt Albert
New Zealand 
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