Re: [R] Pros and Cons of R

From: Charles Annis, P.E. <Charles.Annis_at_statisticalengineering.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 12:24:49 -0400

What do you mean, "there are no up-grades?" There are 1,401 ancillary packages - all free. That sounds like upgrades to me.

Of course there is no *perfect* beginner's book, but Peter Dalgaard's Introductory Statistics with R (Paperback), Springer, 3d printing edition (January 9, 2004) is pretty close. If you don't know much statistics, it will teach you statistics while teaching you R. If you already know statistics, it will demonstrate how to do familiar things using R.

Charles Annis, P.E.

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From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Monica Pisica
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:00 PM
To: r-help_at_r-project.org
Subject: [R] Pros and Cons of R

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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