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

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 23:50:55 +0200

Ioannis Dimakos wrote:
> 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.
>
Hmm, the installed Rgui.exe in 2.7.0rc (which is all I have, under Wine on a Fedora machine) appears to be 27648 bytes, which is one of the cited numbers.

Presumably something needs to be done...

> I
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> 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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