[ESS] UseR 2011 Tutorial on ESS?

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Mon Oct 18 17:59:16 CEST 2010

Rodney Sparapani wrote:
> On 10/18/10 09:21 AM, Rodney Sparapani wrote:
>> On 10/18/10 04:22 AM, Stephen Eglen wrote:
>>> - should it be assumed that users have prior experience to Emacs?
>> I would not assume that.
>> Rodney
> Perhaps, I should elaborate.  On this list, we DO assume experience with 
> emacs.  However, in a Tutorial on ESS, you may attract users who have 
> little or no emacs experience.  Having made similar presentations myself 
> over the years, I have spent more time on emacs than ESS; and Tony's 
> outline is no different.  To get people to actually use ESS, you have to 
> get them over the hurdle of being very comfortable with emacs first.

Agree with Rodney.  Also, for prospective attendees, many of those
who know Emacs are going to be using ESS already, especially at an R

I've found that the way to get R users to use Emacs is to show them
how easy and productive it is to use R within that environment.

> Rodney
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