[R] how to study the code of R

Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen kjetil at acelerate.com
Tue Oct 19 01:07:45 CEST 2004

rongguiwong wrote:

>i want to study R programming by studying the existing code from R itself,but 
>i don't know how to read the code,can any one give me some guide?
>my R is installed in /usr/lib/R/
One trick which can be usefull for a start is to use debug.
Choose some function to learn, say lm.

and ten use lm in a small example. You can go by the evaluation of the 
code step by step,
it can be illuminating


>[ronggui at mylinux ronggui]$ /usr/lib/R/
>afm      bin      doc      etc      include  library  modules  share
>         _
>platform i586-mandrake-linux-gnu
>arch     i586
>os       linux-gnu
>system   i586, linux-gnu
>major    1
>minor    9.1
>year     2004
>month    06
>day      21
>language R
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Kjetil Halvorsen.

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