[R] The "Green" Book?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Aug 21 06:58:02 CEST 2004

On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Sam Chapman wrote:

[A quote from `An Introduction to R' has been excised here]

> > There is no mention of 'Programming with Data: A Guide to the S Language' by
> > John M. Chambers. Is this newest ("Green") book also suitable as a reference
> > for R? Thank you for your time and attention!
> >
> Yes. The system implemented in the "methods" package is not identical to
> that in the Green Book, but it's pretty similar.

Well, it is suitable as reference for programmers using the "methods"  
package in R, not quite the question asked.  At the level of `An
Introduction to R' it is not really a suitable reference as it has limited
coverage at that level.  (The Green Book itself recommends other books for
end users.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

More information about the R-help mailing list