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.

**Tag(s):**
R

**Publication date**: 12 Jan 2012

**ISBN-10**:
1471046524

**ISBN-13**:
9781471046520

**Paperback**:
154 pages

**Views**: 5,357

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

More Resources:

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:

Tweet

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.

Book Categories

Computer Science
Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Computer Programming
Algorithms and Data Structures
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Neural Networks
Game Development and Multimedia
Data Communication and Networks
Coding Theory
Computer Security
Information Security
Cryptography
Information Theory
Computer Organization and Architecture
Operating Systems
Image Processing
Parallel Computing
Concurrent Programming
Relational Database
Document-oriented Database
Data Mining
Big Data
Data Science
Digital Libraries
Compiler Design and Construction
Functional Programming
Logic Programming
Object Oriented Programming
Formal Methods
Software Engineering
Agile Software Development
Information Systems
Geographic Information System (GIS)

Mathematics
Mathematics
Algebra
Abstract Algebra
Linear Algebra
Number Theory
Numerical Methods
Precalculus
Calculus
Differential Equations
Category Theory
Proofs
Discrete Mathematics
Theory of Computation
Graph Theory
Real Analysis
Complex Analysis
Probability
Statistics
Game Theory
Queueing Theory
Operations Research
Computer Aided Mathematics

Supporting Fields
Web Design and Development
Mobile App Design and Development
System Administration
Cloud Computing
Electric Circuits
Embedded System
Signal Processing
Integration and Automation
Network Science
Project Management

Operating System
Programming/Scripting
Ada
Assembly
C / C++
Common Lisp
Forth
Java
JavaScript
Lua
Microsoft .NET
Rexx
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl/Tk

Miscellaneous
Sponsors