[R] Help on getting help from manuals

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Fri Mar 12 18:26:48 CET 2010

For programming you should start with "Writing R Extensions" (just scan the sections that don't apply to you yet).  I would also recommend "S poetry" by Patrick Burns (http://www.burns-stat.com/) and "S Programming" by Venables and Ripley.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

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> project.org] On Behalf Of ManInMoon
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> Subject: [R] Help on getting help from manuals
> Hi,
> A number of people have suggested "I read the manuals"...
> Could someone help me by telling me where the primary start point is
> please?
> For example, I am interested in writing functions with variable number
> of
> arguments - where should I start to look?
> "An introduction to R" only show a brief example - with no pointer to
> where
> to find further data.
> I can't do ?xxx from R console in most cases - as I don't know what the
> function name is that I am looking for!!!
> People have helped me find "substitute" to get some metadata out - BUT
> how
> could I have found that without guidance from nice people in Nabble?
> Any help on this very much appreciated.
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