Re: [Rd] R Usage Statistics

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_me.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:25:16 -0600

On Nov 19, 2009, at 4:09 PM, Charles C. Berry wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Kevin R. Coombes wrote:
>
>> 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."
>
> The reviewer needs to get out more...
>
>
> "Intel Capital has placed the number of R users at 1 million, and
> Revolution kicks the estimate all the way up to 2 million."
>
> from the New York Times Business Innovation Technology Blog
>
> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/r-you-ready-for-r/
>
> which follows up on this article
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html
>
> in their printed paper. Did the reviewer notice where that article
> said:
>
> "Companies as diverse as Google, Pfizer, Merck, Bank of America, the
> InterContinental Hotels Group and Shell use it."
>
> ???
>
> <sarcasm>
> Yeah, Google and those other companies just don't have much ken for
> muscular computing. ;-)
> </sarcasm>
>
> <more sarcasm>
> Maybe you should retool in Visual Basic.
> </more sarcasm>
>
> HTH,
>
> Chuck

<snip>

Clearly, a fortunes package nominee... :-)

Regards,

Marc Schwartz



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