Strange Results of summary()
Fri, 20 Mar 1998 10:12:11 +0100 (MET)
> Read the online help ? Read the R-notes, read books about S / S-plus...
Can you recommend me a book about S / S-plus? (it's difficult to
search for "S" in the library catalogue :-)
Perhaps one in German?
> More seriously:
> 1) In situations like these, I just look at the R code;
> in this case, you'll find summary -> summary.data.frame -> summary.factor
> and you'll see that summary.data.frame is
> summary.data.frame(object, maxsum = 7, ...)
> where ``maxsum'' is the argument you may want to use differently..
> 2) The online help for summary has been lacking.
> R 0.62 will have an improved help page, whose ASCII version I append at
> the end.
Thanks. First I want to reinstall R with a regex library and readline,
then I'll go on trying.
> I agree; implicitly we have often assumed that R users
> - either know S / Splus
> - or are good programmers
> Lack in documentation ``proves'' the above.
That's the point. It's good to know that you are aware of it :-)
Thanks for your help!
Hubert Palme Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
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