[R-SIG-Mac] learning R

Christophe Dutang dutangc at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 14:45:37 CET 2010

There are many levels of knowledge/skills of R, the first levels are quick to do. But next levels are harder to pass.

I will say in a sentence that R is easy to learn but difficult to master, which applies to many things (danse, music, sport, ...)!


Christophe Dutang
Ph.D. student at ISFA, Lyon, France
website: http://dutangc.free.fr

Le 11 déc. 2010 à 14:22, baptiste auguie a écrit :

> On 11 December 2010 13:54, Pfister <pfister at uni-lueneburg.de> wrote:
>> So a "steep" learning curve implies "easy to learn"
> Shouldn't that be "quick to learn"?
> My own experience with R would suggest that easy and quick are not
> always synonymous (eureka moment). I tend to think the R learning
> curve qualifies as steep because it elevates you rapidly, if you are
> able to rise with it, and also because it can be difficult to follow.
> Just my two cents,
> baptiste
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