[R] Reasons to Use R

From: Joel J. Adamson <jadamson_at_PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Thu 05 Apr 2007 - 17:18:55 GMT

Lorenzo Isella writes:

> (4)finally, a list of the advantages for using R over commercial
> statistical packages.

Here's my entry on the list, as this was a topic of conversation over lunch: it's better than the proprietary statistical software I use most of the time. By better I mean that the language is consistent, the features are all well-documented and none of it appears to have been rushed out onto the market. The proprietary software that I use most of the time at work seems hurriedly cobbled together and R (nor LaTeX nor Emacs nor Linux nor...) doesn't give me that feeling.

> The money-saving in itself is not a reason good
> enough

Interesting ;) I know what you mean -- it may even make them suspicious.

Joel

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