You have probably noticed I’m not much into R (though I’m slowly coming around to it). It goes back to when I was in my graduate statistics program, where we were required to use SPlus (R’s parent language—as far as I can tell, it’s the same thing, but with customer support).
We were given a half hour tutorial and an incomprehensible text, and sent off to figure it out how to use SPlus on graduate level stats.
And since I was already fluent in SAS, SPSS, and BMDP (may it rest in peace), I resisted SPlus. A lot.
I actually wish R had been around, (more…)