[R] best material for programmers?

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Sun Sep 28 10:03:56 CEST 2008

2008/9/28 June Kim <juneaftn at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> What is the best material(book, pdfs, ...) for programmers, who have
> extensive experience in other programming languages, to learn R
> programming? I think there are many materials on how to use R for
> specific statistical jobs, but I haven't seen any material
> particularly designed for R programming.

 That's probably because most people who use R are using it for its
statistical specificity, and if they wanted to write a web server or a
chess game or an image editor they'd do it another language!

 Have you really gone through all the documentation resources listed
under the 'Documentation'  section sidemenu from www.r-project.org?
Try the list of 'other docs' on CRAN:

 I think possibly the most stats-free reference is Chambers'
"Programming with Data". Get a copy of that...


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