[R] reducing learning curves?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 17:40:55 CET 2006

Keeping this reference card handy might reduce it somewhat:


On 1/25/06, Michael <comtech.usa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am really new to the R language. I am a long time Matlab and C++ user and
> I was "forced" to learn R because I am taking a statistics class.
> I am seeking to reduce the learning curve to as smooth as possible.
> Are there any addon/plug-in features that can reduce the learning curve, for
> example, the following features can be very helpful for new learners:
> 1. Matlab-like command line auto-completion: Matlab has huge amount of
> command and nobody is able to remember them off the head. So a nice feature
> of Matlab command line is that I just need to type the first a few letters
> and then I press "TAB" key, there will be a list of possible commands
> popping up so I just need to select one. This helps a lot in terms of
> learning for new comers. A more advanced command auto-completion is Visual
> C++-like, which is implemented in program editor. It helps a lot while doing
> programming;
> 2. A good IDE editor with embedded inline debugger: can be as good as VC++,
> but also can be as simple as Matlab's debugger, which can breakpoint and
> trace line-by-line... the editor can do syntax correction, syntax check,
> syntax highlighting, code formatting, etc.
> Could you please recommend some good addon/plugins that have the above
> features?
> Could you please also suggest some tips/tools/tricks that can help me reduce
> the learning curve?
> Thank you very much!
> Michael.
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