Let me know about mistakes or shortcomings - don't worry that you may ask a dumb question. I have asked plenty of them, and one point of this manual is to reduce the number of dumb questions that get through to the help list.
Kickstarting R is published under the GPL (GNU Public License). For details of this, see GPL
I have tried to include more authoritative sources where the reader can find additional information at the bottom of each page. Most of these refer to An Introduction to R, which is included in the R distribution. The subheadings have been taken from the version in HTML format.
Codefont is used for commands that should be entered and names of files, programs or directories.
This symbol indicates an annoying problem that may occur, or an aspect of the system that might have been better. It stands for "This sucks."
Kickstarting R was written on a RedHat
Linux system using
NEdit in the KDE window manager, and will
usually specify when something refers to a different environment. It is
oriented toward the reader who is running a *NIX system.
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