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

From: Joris Meys <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 11:32:07 +0200

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Patrick Burns <> wrote:
> (Statistics is what stuffy professors
> do, I just look at my data and try to
> figure out what it means.)

Often those stuffy professors have a reason to do so. When they want an objective view on the data for example, or an objective measure of the significance of a hypothesis. But you're right, who cares about objectiveness these days? It doesn't sell you a paper, does it?


Joris Meys
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Ghent University
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