[R] General Question re R vs S-Plus

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun May 8 10:11:47 CEST 2005

"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw at merck.com> writes:

> > My preference is to learn the language and the windows interface
> > doesn't really do the trick.  My question is, if one uses the windows
> > interface for some functions, is there a way to see what the
> > equivalent code would be?  I have checked the manuals, help etc and
> > can't seem to find a way.
> That sounds more like a question for S-news than R-help...  In any case, my
> impression is that commands linked to the S-PLUS GUI menus and buttons are
> functions written for that.  You're not likely to learn much that will carry
> over to R.

As I recall, the Splus GUI functions are (mostly?) written in S, so
you could study the source code. However, it might be a better idea to
fire up John Fox's Rcmdr package and try things similar to what you'd
do in Splus. Rcmdr makes a point of showing the code as it goes along.

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