[R] OT(slightly) - Tracking extended projects

D L McArthur dmca at ucla.edu
Tue Jul 24 00:36:44 CEST 2007

James MacDonald <jmacdon <at> med.umich.edu> writes:

> Hi all,
> Most of the analyses I do are short little once-and-done type things that are 
easily encapsulated in a .Rnw
> file. However, I sometimes end up with projects that take an extended amount 
of time. Usually these
> projects are not easily encapsulated in an .Rnw file, so I have been using a 
single .R file with lots of comments.
> The problem with this approach is keeping track of what you have done and 
what the results were. Once the .R
> file gets to be a certain size, the comments aren't as useful, and I find it 
easy to get lost. I have to assume
> that others have encountered this problem and hopefully have come up with 
something more elegant.
> Any suggestions?
> Best,
> Jim
One possible choice is the intuitively structured approach of "Projects" in 
Tinn-R (see http://www.sciviews.org/Tinn-R/).
 -- D L McArthur  <dmca <at> ucla.edu>

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