[R] R programming style

Emmanuel Paradis paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr
Thu Mar 30 09:55:36 CEST 2000


There is a book by Patrick Burns, "S Poetry", available at:


Though poetry is not programming, Ch.8 (C for S Programmers) and Ch.9 (S
for S Programmers) may be of interest.


Emmanuel Paradis

At 16:53 29/03/00 -0600, you wrote:
>On 29-Mar-00 Dennis Malandro wrote:
>> Hi R fans,
>> I was trying to write some code in R when I realized that I was just
>> 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
>> currently understand).
>I just saw in the Springer Statistics Newsletter I got yesterday that
>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!
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