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INWT’s guidelines for R code

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“It turns out that style matters in programming for the same reason that it matters in writing. It makes for better reading.“ Douglas Crockford in JavaScript: The Good Parts Why do we need yet another style guide? “The reason to care about a style guide is just one thing: We want that our source code is not only interpretable by a computer but also by a human.“ If you start to write not only for yourself but also for others, you do not want to lose your readers. You have to start to care about format, style and clarity. The format and partially the style can be addressed by sticking to a style guide. However, your code is not becoming prose just like that. If an author does not care if her code is readable, even a style guide won’t…
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