Re: [R] R is a virus, spyware or malware (gasp!)

From: Ioannis Dimakos <idimakos_at_upatras.gr>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 17:40:21 +0300 (EEST)

Of course it's a virus. Once you catch the virus, you feel this rush, this fever to abandon all other statistical packages.

On a more serious note, though, the size of the RGUI.exe file as reported in the webpage is not even near close to the actual size of the R distribution exe pack.

I



On Sun, May 18, 2008 17:30, Philippe Grosjean wrote:
> After a search session in Google, I found this page:
> http://www.prevx.com/filenames/X1993788672854780728-0/RGUI.EXE.html
> which classifies Rgui.exe (clearly stated as "R for Windows GUI
> front-end") in a database of virus, spyware and malware!
>
> No comments!
>
> Philippe Grosjean
>
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Ioannis C. Dimakos, Ph.D.
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