Re: [R] Reasons to Use R

From: Roland Rau <>
Date: Fri 06 Apr 2007 - 15:06:52 GMT

Hi Lorenzo,

On 4/5/07, Lorenzo Isella <> wrote:
> I would like to have suggestions about where to collect info about:
> (1)Institutions (not only academia) using R

A starting point might be to look at the R-project homepage and look at the members and donors list. This is, of course, not a comprehensive list; but at least it can give an overview in which diverse backgrounds people are using R --- even if it is only the tip of the iceberg.

(2)Hardware requirements, possibly benchmarks

Maybe you should also mention that you can run just from a USB stick if you want (See R for Windows FAQ 2.6).

(3)R & clusters, R & multiple CPU machines, R performance on different
> hardware.

Have a look a the 'R Administration and Installation' manual; it gives a nice overview on how many platforms are is running.


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