The R Inferno

A book about trouble spots, oddities, traps, glitches in R. If you are using R and you think you’re in hell, this is a map for you.

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**Publication date**: 12 Jan 2012

**ISBN-10**:
1471046524

**ISBN-13**:
9781471046520

**Paperback**:
154 pages

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The R Inferno

A book about trouble spots, oddities, traps, glitches in R. If you are using R and you think you’re in hell, this is a map for you.

From the Book Description:

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Falling into the Floating Point Trap

Chapter 2: Growing Objects

Chapter 3: Failing to Vectorize

Chapter 4: Over-Vectorizing

Chapter 5: Not Writing Functions

Chapter 6: Doing Global Assignments

Chapter 7: Tripping on Object Orientation

Chapter 8: Believing It Does as Intended

Chapter 9: Unhelpfully Seeking Help

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Patrick Burns wrote: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:

Chapter 1: Falling into the Floating Point Trap

Chapter 2: Growing Objects

Chapter 3: Failing to Vectorize

Chapter 4: Over-Vectorizing

Chapter 5: Not Writing Functions

Chapter 6: Doing Global Assignments

Chapter 7: Tripping on Object Orientation

Chapter 8: Believing It Does as Intended

Chapter 9: Unhelpfully Seeking Help

More Resources:

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About The Author(s)

A well-known name in the R community and owner of Burns Statistics which provides software including a portfolio construction suite, consulting services, and training courses.

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