[R] good source for explaining input and output parameters of R functions
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 24 15:07:51 CEST 2003
1) surf.ls is not part of R: it is in package spatial.
2) Its help page does explain *4* fields in the value, and says
`and others for internal use only.'
That means what it says: they are not for use by you, and hence not
I think you have unrealistic expectations: my uncredited software was
written to support a book (see its DESCRIPTION file), and the *book* does
explain how it works. All you need to do is to buy the book ... or read the
sources, as R is Open Source and that package is GPL-ed.
On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Yan Yu wrote:
> thank you all for answering my previous Qs.. I have a new Q:
> I am wondering is there good source for explaning input and output
> parameters of R function?
> In that aspect, I found the help documents in R is not that helpful:)
> I am struggling with trying to understand what some of the returned value
> for example, for surf.ls() function, the help in R only describes 3
> fields(the wierd thing is that those explained 3 fields are identical to
> the input) of returned value, and leave a bunch of others(e.g., like "f"
> and "wz"which looks pretty interesting, but i had no clue what they are
> about..) unexplained.
> Is there any good source if I want to understand the input and output of ,
> or how to use a particular R function?
> Many thanks,
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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