Re: [R] R licensing query

From: Ed Keith <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 09:39:48 -0700 (PDT)

Unfortunately this is how things work in the real world. I suspect the reason so many people keep getting in trouble for taking classified information home is because they can not get any work done on the office computer due to things like this.

Many of the places I've worked have not permuted me to install Vim on my computer. I had to use MS Visual C++ editor or MS Notepad for all text editing.

Since I usually get payed by the hour, it just cost them more, and increases my income, but I still find it incredibly annoying.


Ed Keith


> From: Frank E Harrell Jr
> Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 12:11 PM
> Pardon my english but you're working
> for idiots.  I'd look elsewhere if there are other
> options.  IT departments should be here to help get
> things done, not to help prevent good work from being done.
> Frank
> On 06/17/2010 04:28 AM, McAllister, Gina wrote:
> > I have recently started a new job at an NHS hospital
> in Scotland.  Since
> > I took up this post 6 months ago I have had an ongoing
> dispute with the
> > IT secutiry dept. who refuse to install R on my
> computer.  I previously
> > worked in another branch of the NHS where R was widely
> used and yet
> > there is nothing I can say which will persuade the IT
> dept here to even
> > visit the website!  With some help from our head
> of department, they
> > have now agreed to install R but only if they receive
> an email from 'R'
> > ensuring that it is licensed for commercial use, is
> compaitable with
> > Windows XP and will not affect the networked computer
> system here.  My
> > only other option for data anlaysis is Excel, we have
> no money for
> > S-plus or any other stats programme.  Can anyone
> suggest anything or
> > send me a suitable email?
> >
> > Many thanks,
> > Georgina
> >
> >
> -- Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and
> Chairman        School of Medicine
>      Department of
> Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University
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