[R] Were to find appropriate functions for a given task in R
iverson at biostat.wisc.edu
Wed Apr 26 22:24:25 CEST 2006
> Then, people tend to
> define its own functions (I'm doing this too), and a lack of
> standardization makes it difficult to keep everything into control.
If you think of R as more of a language rather than a pre-packaged
statistical program, I feel that helps. In the C++ world, there are
people all over writing classes and functions, and many of these have
close or duplicate functionality. As a programmer, you can decide which
one to use for your needs, or program your own, or extend someone
else's, the choice is yours. The same in the R world, you have choices,
and there does not have to be necessarily only method to do each task.
I don't feel there needs to be 'control', everyone can implement what
If you think of R only as a prepacked statistical program however, I can
see getting frustrated that there are usually many ways to do the same
thing. R is much more than this though. That's how I see it anyway.
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