[R] FAQs (was: displaying computation outputs inside "for" loops)

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 9 19:13:06 CEST 2004

On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, Dave Atkins wrote:
> [As a side note: Damn!  I was hoping to avoid that response (i.e., having my
> ignorance pointed out), but all my searches of R-help and FAQs had focused on
> "for()" and "iteration," which didn't find the right answer.  Knowing the
> "right" question to ask goes a long way...]

This illustrates why reading the FAQs is a useful thing to do. You can
find these things out before they cause problems for you (that is, you
all, not specifically Dave).

With help pages and the email archives it can be difficult to find the
right index terms. The FAQs are short enough that you can just read the
whole thing, and the answer is likely to be clearer and more detailed than
you will get from asking the question again. (If it isn't, then asking
"can someone clear up this question about FAQ 7.13?" is likely to get
useful help).


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