[R] learning R

Wacek Kusnierczyk Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Wed Feb 25 10:38:12 CET 2009

Berwin A Turlach wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:57:36 +0100
> Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
>> markleeds at verizon.net wrote:
>>>  David, Wacek: Just so everyone knows, I just looked and this is
>>> explained quite clearly in the R Language Reference manual, very
>>> similarly to what Wacek did below.
>> thanks, that's good, because i made it up following the page quoted by
>> david, and if i'm flamed for nonsense, the langref has to be flamed
>> too.
> Actually, no.  :)
> I do not remember the details, but I once tried to use the "R Language
> Definition" (I presume this is what we are talking about) to support my
> argument about some issue I had at that time.  It was pointed out to me
> that the "R Language Definition" is a draft, hence not authoritative;
> and it seems its status of being a draft has not changed since.

ok, thanks for the explanation.  i'll add the note 'draft version' to
all my messages, so that i can always fall back on the explanation that
they are not my final opinions.


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