Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 19:03:25 -0400
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From: Peter Flom <peterflomconsulting@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: Re: what is
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nr <newsreader@MIDSOUTH.RR.COM> wrote
>Can one use "R" to read in data, crunch it, and then output it,
>similar to what could be done in SAS? For example, one SAS
>application I've used many times is to calculate distances between
>points. Can this be done in R?
>Is there an R forum or news group, similar to this one? I didn't see
>any examples of R programs. Is there a source for such?
R can read in data, but is not as flexible as SAS in this regard.
It can crunch it in more ways than SAS
It can create output. Its default textual output is not as nice as SAS; its defaults graphs are better.
There is an R help list
it is not as friendly to newbies as this one is
You can find tons of R programs at
and some amazing graphs at