Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 19:18:13 -0400

On 20/06/2010 6:36 PM, Muenchen, Robert A (Bob) wrote:
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org]
>> On Behalf Of Ivan Calandra
>> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2010 3:47 PM
>> To: r-help_at_r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...
>>
>> Bob,
>>
>> I have no idea whether it is realistic, but if you look for the papers
>> that used R or SAS (or anything), you might get better results by
>> searching for the way R and SAS are cited.
>>
>
> Hi Ivan, that was what I tried when more generic keywords failed. However, almost no one seems to use that citation. For example, in 2009, only 28 papers contain "R Foundation" and 61 contain Bioconductor, which uses R. One single paper contains both. I appreciate the idea though!

If you use Web of Science, then the abbreviation for the author in the standard citation for R is R DEV COR TEAM. Doing a search for citations to that author in 2009 or 2010 finds 249 papers. Variations on the spelling that I see include    

R DEV C3R TEAM
R DEV CAR GROUP
R DEV CAR TEAM
R DEV CIR TEAM
R DEV COD TEAM
R DEV COR
R DEV COR T
R DEV COR TEA
R DEV COR TEAM
R DEV COR TEAM C

R DEV COR TEAM CO
R DEV COR TEAM FD
R DEV COR TEAM OR
R DEV COR TEAM R
R DEV COR TEAM RD
R DEV COR TEAM VI
R DEV COR TEAMR
R DEV COR TEMA
R DEV COR TRAM
R DEV CORE TEAM
R DEV CORETEAM
R DEV CORR TEAM
R DEV CORT TEAM
R DEV CPR TEAM
R DEV CT
R DEV TEAM
R DEVCOR TEAM
R DEVELOPMENTCORE Not all of those might really be R. For example, there's probably a north Atlantic codfishing team named R DEV COD TEAM. But most of them are, and they lead to 289 cited papers in 2009/10.

Duncan Murdoch



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