[R] more boxplot questions

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Tue Dec 12 11:52:24 CET 2000

Alexandre Fayolle <Alexandre.Fayolle at free.fr> writes:
>Mark Myatt a écrit :
><very detailed answer skipped> 
>> I hope that helps.
>It does. Thank you very much for the detailed answer. R is a great piece
>of software, but the library is huge, and it takes quite some time just
>to start getting a grasp of what's available.

Thank you for your kind comments. I absolutely agree with you. R is a
splendid piece of software but it does take some learning. I have just
moved over to R after using EpiInfo, STATA, EGRET, and (on occasion
SPSS) and I am still confused. I guess that it sort of clicks after a
while once you get into the R way of working. I take the starting
position that "all things are possible in R" (and that is about right)
and then ask "What sort of structures are being used in similar
functions in R?". I find that they are usually well described and shared
between many different functions. So once you get the your functions to
return a standard data structure you can plug into all the R default
print and summary functions.

Best wishes,


Mark Myatt

r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch

More information about the R-help mailing list