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Learning Predictive Analytics with R by Eric Mayor

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The menu bar of the R console

When the R console window is active, there are seven accessible menus: File, Edit, View, Misc, Packages, Windows, and Help. If you use a platform other than Windows 7, you might notice some differences, but none are important.

Some functions of the File and Misc menus are worth commenting upon briefly. Functions from the Packages menu will be commented upon in the next section. Function is a term that can loosely relate to something the program does, or more specifically, a succession of steps programmatically defined, oftentimes involving an algorithm, and explicitly called by some piece of code. When discussing functions accessed through a menu, we will indicate the name of the menu item. When discussing functions ...

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