[Rd] new book
30 May 2001 07:55:20 -0700
>>>>> "RG" == Robert Gentleman <email@example.com> writes:
>> I commented privately, but since this comes up, I'll comment
>> again: if you know your way around genetic programs, perl and
>> bioperl, and understand general scripting tools, and have a
>> smattering of informatics knowledge, the book isn't too useful.
RG> I agree, but for those who are just getting started --
RG> especially statistics grad students (or biology grad students
RG> or comp. sci) it can be very useful. I am actually a bit
RG> tempted to use it as a text for 1st year MSc/PhD's here, intro
RG> to stat computing. At least it gives them some examples that
RG> are relevant (and most know no Unix and no Perl and no....)
To clarify, I would agree that this is a good use of the book. That
isn't the audience that I described it as "not very interesting for".
However, a good number of people on R-devel are beyond that level, in
most respects (if this had been R-help, on the other hand...).
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