Do I qualify as a LISP hacker now?

I have just managed to write my first working program (as opposed to a few fragments of code to produce some charts) in R.

It turned out to be harder than I expected: years with BASIC, C, C++, Perl etc mean I made assumptions about the atomic nature of numbers that R’s vector model choked on, and it took me some time to work it out.



  1. Been there, done that, still doing it. FWIW, I find using RStudio as my IDE for R coding helps. Also, when using new and/or unfamiliar methods and packages, I rely heavily on names() [more succinct] and str() [more detailed].

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