[R-SIG-Finance] Beginning R metrics
edd at debian.org
Mon Sep 11 01:02:20 CEST 2006
On 10 September 2006 at 14:35, Alexy Khrabrov wrote:
| Trying to follow the examples in User Guides, I've found a bit more
| step-by-step instruction is needed. Apparently, xmp* functions load
| with fBasics package. However, trying to load them with xmpfBasics()
| menu shows the menu which is not self-explanatory -- a mapping to the
| User Guide is desirable.
| Generally, a concise list of actions would be very helpful -- starting
| with "install *these* packages from CRAN" -- exactly which ones and
| how -- then, a HOWTO on following the Guides. A way to list/check the
| list of examples would help.
Well, R itself comes with six manuals; to learn R you could consider the
introductory manual, FAQ, etc. As for Rmetrics, it also comes with a rather
extensive and unparallel set of manuals for each module.
And consider that almost every function is documented with examples, so try
for whichever function xmpFoo you are interested.
Lastly, all of R is written by volunteer contributors. So with all due
respect, if you consider something is missing, maybe a good way to fix it
would be to draft such a helpful document and to place on a website somewhere
with requests for comments.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
-- Thomas A. Edison
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