Re: [R] Pros and Cons of R

From: Neil Shephard <nshephard_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 03:43:00 -0700 (PDT)

Installation under Gentoo is straightforward too (emerge dev-lang/R).

Updating has never really been a problem. CRAN packages are rebuilt if needed when updating R, and periodically all you need to do is fire up R and use update.packages() to update any packages you've installed.

Another pro to consider is the cost, you can obtain R for free, SAS/S-Plus/Stata all have licenses of some sort that require purchasing.

Neil

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