[R] Understanding R's "Environment" concept

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Mon Jul 18 20:43:56 CEST 2011

This **is** an inherently technical topic. Did you try the R Language
Manual section on environments (wasn't clear from your message)?

You might try posting on R-devel. Folks there may know of
tutorials/books that might be useful to you.

-- Bert

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Nipesh Bajaj <bajaj141003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all, I am trying to understand the R's "environment" concept
> however the underlying help files look quite technical to me. Can
> experts here provide me some more intuitive ideas behind this concept
> like, why it is there, what exactly it is doing in R's architecture
> etc.?
> I mainly need some non-technical intuitive explanation.
> Thanks,
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"Men by nature long to get on to the ultimate truths, and will often
be impatient with elementary studies or fight shy of them. If it were
possible to reach the ultimate truths without the elementary studies
usually prefixed to them, these would not be preparatory studies but
superfluous diversions."

-- Maimonides (1135-1204)

Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics

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