[R] The Green Book and its relevance to R

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Fri Jun 20 18:44:11 CEST 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Ben Fairbank <BEN at ssanet.com> wrote:
> I bogged down about half way through reading the Green Book, in part
> because it became increasingly difficult to understand how some of the
> ideas related to R, as opposed to S (which I have not used).  Does any
> reader know whether there is a document that points out differences
> between S and R that would be helpful in reading the Green Book?
> Ideally, perhaps, I need a "crib sheet" to help relate "Programming with
> data" to R, as opposed to S.  And, incidentally, in the opinion of those
> who have read all three, which of the books, blue, green, or white (or
> maybe V & R "S programming"?), would be most recommended as the next
> book for one who would move beyond advanced beginner status?
> (Programming experience in Fortran, APL, Python, small-system assembly
> language, but not C).

You may want instead to wait for John's forthcoming book "Software for
Data Analysis: Programming with R".  It was supposed to be out by now
but there apparently have been delays (John says the delays have not
been from his side) and Amazon.com now lists it as being available on
Jul. 18

> Ben Fairbank
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