[R] Perl vs. R

Jason Turner jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz
Wed Jun 12 18:31:37 CEST 2002

On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 07:23:02AM -0400, John Day wrote:
> I have the new John Fox book on order. But will try to find a copy of 
> Venables-Ripley too. I don't have S-Plus, I thought the Fox book might be 
> better for R-only users.

For most of Venables and Ripley (hereafter refered to as MASS), S-Plus vs. 
R makes scant difference.  The authors have in fact gone to great lengths
to use code that's R/S neutral wherever possible.  Details of MASS are 
available at:


They also kindly provide an online pdf compliment which provides the few
corrections needed for MASS for R users.  This document isn't large - total
32 pages, with only 4 of those being MASS-specific (the rest is mostly a more 
general guide to R for S-Plus users).   Currently, this can be found at:


As stated earlier, the 4th edition is due this in June this winter (or
summer, for you Northern Hemisphere residents ;).


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