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.

3 thoughts on “Do I qualify as a LISP hacker now?

  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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