[R] S data sets in R?

Chu, Roy roychu at gmail.com
Tue May 19 21:16:36 CEST 2009

Maybe you should just bypass that book for one of these?



On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Michael Hannon <jm_hannon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Greetings.  I'm trying to learn to program in R.  (I'm definitely NOT new to
> programming, just to R.)  A colleague suggested that I have a look at the
> book:
>    An Introduction to S and S-Plus
> by:
>    Phil Spector
> I've glanced at the book, and it does indeed seem to be the kind of thing I
> wanted, but in the Introduction to the book, the author says he'll be using
> several example data sets throughout the book, including:
>    1. auto.stats
>    2. saving.x
>    3. rain.nyc1
>    4. state.x77
> The author states:
>    These data sets should be available as part of the standard
>    S distribution, so you can simply refer to them as they are
>    used in the examples.
> Of course I want to use R, not S.  I have every "R-*" package installed on my
> Fedora linux system, but I can't find any of the data sets mentioned above.
> (The command "locate rain.nyc" produces no output, for instance.)
> It's entirely possible that these data sets are installed, but I just don't
> know enough about R to determine that.
> Hence, I need to help to find out if the data sets are installed, or if they CAN
> be installed, etc.
> If you can steer me in the right direction, please do so.
> Thanks.
> -- Mike
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