Re: [R] Reasons to Use R

From: John Kane <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri 06 Apr 2007 - 00:32:21 GMT

>
> (4)finally, a list of the advantages for using R
> over commercial
> statistical packages. The money-saving in itself is
> not a reason good
> enough and some people are scared by the lack of
> professional support,
> though this mailing list is simply wonderful.
>
Given that I can do as much if not more with R (in most cases) than with commercial software, as an independent consultant, 'cost' is a very significant factor.

A very major advantage of R is the money-saving. Have a look at
http://www.spss.com/stores/1/Software_Full_Version_C2.cfm

 and convince me that cost ( for an independent contractor) is not a good reason.



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