[Rd] R Usage Statistics

From: Kevin R. Coombes <krcoombes_at_mdacc.tmc.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 12:47:47 -0600


Hi,

I got the following comment from the reviewer of a paper (describing an algorithm implemented in R) that I submitted to BMC Bioinformatics:

"Finally, which useful for exploratory work and some prototyping, neither R nor S-Plus are appropriate environments for deploying user applications that would receive much use."

I can certainly respond by pointing out that CRAN contains more than 2000 packages and Bioconductor contains more than 350. However, does anyone have statistics on how often R (and possibly some R packages) are downloaded, or on how many people actually use R?

Thanks,

    Kevin



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