[R] basic questions: any place for them

Berton Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Tue Aug 3 20:10:15 CEST 2004

As you know, R is not S-Plus, though they for the most part share a common syntax
(S) and a lot of (nearly) identical functions with (nearly) identical behavior.
Nevertheless, there's lots of stuff in S-Plus that's not in R and vice-versa. So
you shouldn't expect to find all S-Plus functions in R. Almost certainly, the
functionality will be in R to write them yourself (and vice-versa).Less
certainly, there may be a function by a different name that does the same thing.
For this you should search Help files (?help.search) and the online search
facilities at CRAN first before posting to this list.



Bert Gunter

Non-Clinical Biostatistics
MS: 240B
Phone: 650-467-7374

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