[R] The "Green" Book?
sbchapman at highstream.net
Mon Aug 23 16:16:09 CEST 2004
Thank you for your responses. I should have mentioned that I am new to R, but
not to programming. Nevertheless, the insights are valued and appreciated!
Quoting Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>:
> 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'
> > > John M. Chambers. Is this newest ("Green") book also suitable as a
> > > 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)
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