[R] Creating R file

Hong Yu hyu0401 at hotmail.com
Sun May 29 04:13:07 CEST 2016

You are right, that it is unnecessary to relate to excel.  I explain this way, because I often tutor people with little programming experience, and often I tutor people with no concept of “text editors”.

From: Rolf Turner 
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2016 5:57 AM
To: Hong Yu 
Cc: infinite2849 at yahoo.com ; r-help at r-project.org 
Subject: Re: [R] Creating R file

On 28/05/16 19:37, Hong Yu wrote:

> When you need numerical data input in R programs, you can use EXCEL
> to create .csv file.  When you need output calculation results, you
> can write out .csv file in R programs.
> Yes, the most common .cvs file format is comma seperated numerical
> values.  You can use EXCEL to create .csv file, and view the content
> with text editor.

There are myriad ways to create *.csv files, including text editors and 
R itself, and other sound statistical packages.  There is no need to use 
the abomination that is known as Excel.


Rolf Turner

Technical Editor ANZJS
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276

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