Great R Documentation

Sometimes the example code doesn’t tell you anything, sometimes it tells you too much, and sometimes it’s downright funny.

From ‘readlines’:

fun <- function() {
  ANSWER <- readline("Are you a satisfied R user? ")
  ## a better version would check the answer less cursorily,
  ## and perhaps re-prompt
  if (substr(ANSWER, 1, 1) == "n")
    cat("This is impossible.  YOU LIED!\n")
  else
    cat("I knew it.\n")
}

if(interactive()) fun()

Rep. Joe Wilson in the house and documenting code!

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downwithtime

Assistant scientist in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Studying paleoecology and the challenges of large data synthesis.

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