[R] On Reproducible Code

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Fri Jul 27 21:10:42 CEST 2012

> I would like to be able to refer briefly to longer explanations such as the stackoverflow article on reproducible examples rather than patiently rewrite such explanations. A posting guide with more specific recommendations would make it easier to "be patient".

That's definitely a good idea! But you can do it in essentially two ways:

Hey moron, why don't you know what everyone else already knows about
reproducible examples? http://bit.ly/N8Qml6


It's hard to know what exactly what's going wrong without a
reproducible example.  If you haven't created one before, you might
want to read all about it on stackoverflow:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5963269. It's a small investment
that's likely to pay off big.

Both are equally easy to copy and paste (or otherwise reproduce). But
unfortunately it sometimes seems like there is much more of the former
than the latter on R-help.


Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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