[R] Formal definitions of R-language.
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Jul 17 09:07:52 CEST 2003
> Some CS-guys (the type who knows what Church formalism is) keep asking
> me questions about formal definitions of R-language that I can not
> answer (or even understand). Is there some freely available papers which
> I can throw at them where it would be explained is R
> functional/OOP/procedural language, does it use weak/strong,
> dynamic/static typization, does it use lazy or ...(do not know what)
> evaluation, what sort of garbage collector it uses?
R ships with a draft version of the manual "R Language Definition".
Another source is Venables & Ripley (2000): S Programming, Springer.
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