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Lexical Scope and Statistical Computing

Any paper that references SICP must be read.

It is curious how key computational ideas have propagated to one area of application exactly and one may have expected they would do so.


FWIW, I have started a `prog-proc-mode’, which is supposed to be a minor mode used in a programming mode and that makesthe link to an underlying comint mode.

– Stefan Monnier

It will make the link easier; every mode has to do it all themselves.

Via emacs.devel via ESS-help.

Equanimity is a supreme goal

Equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind.

Via wp.

Debugging in R

Debugging in R is quite fine.


BNF description for R

You were the only one wondering where it is.

Getting started with ess-tracebug

Here is a great overview how to get started with ess-tracebug.

R Mailing Lists and Posting Guide

The mailing lists are quite nice, and the posting guide is mandatory reading.

R programming for those coming from other languages

R programming for those coming from other languages is a nice overview for most mainstream programmers coming to R today. It would serve you well to have a R terminal open while you read it to play with things so that they make sense.

The R Book, 2nd Edition

The R Book, 2nd Edition is a nice read and resource just four chapters in. It is new to me to find a resource that poses so many examples of things you want to accomplish with links for explanations how, instead of presenting a core of functionality and letting you choose how yourself. Definitely a “read-as-you-need” book, and the first chapter even explains how best to utilize it in that manner.

siouxsie last beat of my heart live

Whether Siouxsie and the Banshees sold out Wembley Stadium and surfed the top 10 for ten years straight or only ever performed one show ever they will always inspire.