Re: [R] Pros and Cons of R - Summary

From: Monica Pisica <>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 15:01:24 +0000


First of all thanks for all the answers .... all were very informative and helped me shape a better presentation. Although i received lots of emails saying that installation under Linux / Unix is easy .... still emails asking for help in installing R itself, or external packages and such crop more often than not on the list and for this reason i pressumed it is harder to install under Linux like OS ;-)) Myself i have no experience with it - i work under Windows with all the good and the bad and the ugly of it and anybody who can "push the install button" can install under Windows .... you even don't need to actually know how your Windows operating system works.... but this is digressing already.

So .... new Pros (some new and some needed emphasis ...)

Cons ....

Also, somebody mentioned 3d graphics .... yes/ no/ maybe .... I saw and know that there are 3d capabilities in R, but i never really needed them - maybe in the future ;-) .... 2D maps and graphs are quite sufficient for a very large amount of work, although i have to recognize that a 3d map / graph can give the "wow" factor ;-)

Again thanks for all the answers,


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