[RndTbl] aRrgh: a newcomer's (angry) guide to R

Gilles Detillieux grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Mon Oct 5 14:14:35 CDT 2015

Thanks, both of you, for the helpful links.  It's good to get things 
from a few different perspectives.  Tim Smith's pages were a quick, fun 
read.  There's a lot there that I wish I'd known when I was struggling 
through a couple R scripts I wrote.  I still feel like I've barely 
scratched the surface, as did Tim's article.  Lots of other odd 
inconsistencies in R, like row.names vs colnames and stuff like that.  
And that's before you even start learning about the oodles of stats 
libraries available and how to use them, including their often 
inconsistent requirements/specs for arguments & return values.


On 05/10/2015 9:23 AM, Sean Walberg wrote:
> It's not all about you, Adam. In the same manner with which you posted 
> some R advice that worked for you, I posted some that worked for me.
> Sean
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net 
> <mailto:athompso at athompso.net>> wrote:
>     That only works for a subset of users: those who learn through
>     watching/listening to courses /and/ can wait 4 weeks or more
>     before they need to actually accomplish something.
>     In the end, I managed to get the smoothed 3D graph I needed in
>     under 2 days.  But that was 2 days of solid blue air around me.
>     (BTW: the course you referred to also has multiple prerequisites,
>     this looks like the starting point:
>     https://www.coursera.org/course/datascitoolbox.)
>     -Adam
>     On 15-10-05 05:16 AM, Sean Walberg wrote:
>>     There are several good courses on coursera. No only do you learn
>>     R, you learn some applications. There is one on regression models
>>     starting today!
>>     Sean
>>     On Sunday, 4 October 2015, Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net
>>     <mailto:athompso at athompso.net>> wrote:
>>         http://arrgh.tim-smith.us/
>>         I wish I had known of this resource the last time I tried to
>>         use R for something. Maybe it will help someone else.
>>         -Adam

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Health Sciences,
Univ. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0J9  (Canada)

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