“The R Inferno”, by Patrick Burns, is an essential guide to the trouble spots and oddities of R. Download it in pdf format.
An essential guide to the trouble spots and oddities of R. In spite of the quirks exposed here, R is the best computing environment for most data analysis tasks. R is free, open-source, and has thousands of contributed packages. It is used in such diverse fields as ecology, finance, genomics and music. If you are using spreadsheets to understand data, switch to R. You will have safer – and ultimately, more convenient – computations.
Table of Contents
- Falling into the Floating Point Trap
- Growing Objects
- Failing to Vectorize
- Not Writing Functions
- Doing Global Assignments
- Tripping on Object Orientation
- Believing It Does as Intended
- Unhelpfully Seeking Help
File size: 925 KB
Number of pages: 126