[R] Pros and Cons of R

From: Monica Pisica <pisicandru_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 16:00:10 +0000

Hi,

I am doing a very informal presentation for my office about R capabilities to deal with and analyze spatial data, display data and maps, and connections with GIS. I've used in my presentation info from the CRAN, the spatial Task view, and the more striking graphics examples from http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques/thumbs.php and NCEAS http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/scicomp/GISSeminar/UseCases/MapProdWithRGraphics/OneMapProdWithRGraphics.html together with examples of my own work.

I am finishing with pros and cons about R and I am wondering if you can come up with other examples, or comments. Here they are:

Pros:

Cons:

Also i am wondering if R works under 64 bit computers and if it takes advantage of it.

Thanks,

Monica


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