[R] R programming style

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 30 08:38:01 CEST 2000

On 29 Mar 2000, Douglas Bates wrote:

> Stuart Luppescu <s-luppescu at uchicago.edu> writes:
> > > I was trying to write some code in R when I realized that I was just writing 
> > > a FORTRAN 77 style program in the R syntax, and hence coming nowhere near 
> > > tapping the potential of R. I'm wondering what is a good reference that 
> > > would help me get up to speed in programming in R (i.e., using these 
> > > classes, methods, objects, accessor functions, and many other things I don't 
> > > currently understand).
> > 
> > I just saw in the Springer Statistics Newsletter I got yesterday that Venables
> > and Ripley have produced a new book called, _S Programming_ (isbn
> > 0-387-98966-8). I haven't seen the actual book (I don't even know if it's
> > available yet) but the blurb says the book discusses effective programming in S
> > under either S-Plus and R. Looks good!
> More information on the new book is available at
> 	      http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/MASS3/Sprog/
> and its mirrors.  One of the North American mirrors is
> 	     http://franz.stat.wisc.edu/pub/MASS3/Sprog/

We were told the book will be published on April 11. It has been rather
delayed by internal problems at Springer's production dept.  It does cover
all these sorts of things, including a chapter on worked examples of
programming effectively in R.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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