R syntax can seem a bit quirky, especially if your frame of reference is, well, pretty much any other programming language. Here are some unusual traits of the language you may find useful to understand as you embark on your journey to learn R.
[This story is part of Computerworld‘s “Beginner’s guide to R.” To read from the beginning, check out the introduction; there are links on that page to the other pieces in the series.]
Assigning values to variables
In most other programming languages I know, the equals sign assigns a certain value to a variable. You know, x = 3 means that x now holds the value of 3.
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