Re: [R] Pros and Cons of R

From: Bert Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 09:48:56 -0700

 This is about the 8761st time that this old warhorse has been discussed on this list. I suggest you search the archives (e.g. via CRAN, Gmane, Google,...) for these prior discussions.

P.S. Incidentally, the answer to your question is "It depends..." -- on what your applications/needs are, on what your statistical computing resources are, and most importantly, on what your users are willing to put into using it.

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/O neMapProdWithRGraphics.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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