Ghastly R code
My R package, R/qtl, contains about 33k lines of R code (and 21k lines of C code). Some of it is quite good; some of it is terrible. Here’s another example of the terrible.
I’ve long needed to revise the function
scantwo, for performing a two-dimensional genome scan for pairs of loci. I was looking at the function today, and was aghast to find that it’s 1354 lines long. That’s 4% of the R code in the package!
And the R code is just moving data and results around; the actual calculations are in C (in a series of files that comprise 4725 lines — 20% of the C code in the package).
offers daily e-mail updates
news and tutorials
on topics such as: visualization (ggplot2
), programming (RStudio
, Web Scraping
) statistics (regression
, time series
) and more...
If you got this far, why not subscribe for updates
from the site? Choose your flavor: e-mail
, or facebook