[R] Tele_R - first experiences

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 21:57:14 CET 2015

Hey that's really nice. I'm not sure how practical it is, but it works
surprisingly well.


On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Dr. Wolfgang Lindner
<lindnerw at t-online.de> wrote:
> Dear R community,
> some days ago Enric Cervera Mateu has installed an R client
> with instant messaging, which is usable very simple via the
> public name @Tele_R in the messenger Telegram.
> I have tested Tele_R and e.g. tried most of the examples from
> [1] W.N. Venables, D.M. Smith, R Core Team. "An Introduction to R." R Core
> Team. iBooks.
> and of §1 of
> [2] B. Everitt, T. Hothorn. "An R and S-plus Companion to Multivariate
> Analysis. Springer.
> All is working very good in this environment.
> I am very impressed. I like the possibility to use R without installation
> complications with my iPhone, iPad or HTC One.
> The answers are send very fast, the idea to use a chat for mathematics
> communication seems to be especially suited to beginners:
> direct dive in, OS as you like, working anywhere, talking over distance,
> communicate with your peers or students (share code or
> examples etc even during a lesson - if a beamer is not available) etc.
> I would like to thank Enric for his valuable work to make the great work of
> the R team accessible to smartphones and tablets.
> I think that Tele_R is a very comfortable tool for teaching and learning R
> at an undergraduate level.
> And I would like to hear about the experiences, opinions or ideas of other
> members of the R community with respect of the use of Tele_R.
> I hope that this is not the wrong list to say these words.
> Best,
> Wolfgang Lindner
> Leichlingen, Germany
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