[R-SIG-Mac] learning R

Carl Witthoft carl at witthoft.com
Fri Dec 10 16:22:04 CET 2010

Next to "begging the question,"  the phrase "steep learning curve" is
probably the most misused cliche out there.

A 'learning curve' represents knowledge (or understanding) as a function 
of time.  THerefore,  the steeper the better.
Please help save the English language from descent into Humpty-Dumpty 
land, and train your colleagues in the correct usage of both these terms.


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> [R-SIG-Mac] R for Mac, good enough?
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> The power of R is virtually unmatched, and R for Mac works extremely
> well.
> The learning curve is steep, however, and documentation is difficult
> to grasp, even though it is abundantly available. I am more partial
> to a commercial data analysis package with which I grew up, but I
> have done enough work with R on the mac platform to recommend it
> highly.

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