Re: [R] References of R in use

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From: Armin Roehrl (armin@xss.de)
Date: Wed 19 Mar 2003 - 03:06:21 EST


Message-id: <200303181706.21893.armin@xss.de>


> In general, managerial decisions (in large companies) about software are
> most often based on references like
> "Does this sotware use IBM, Sun, Oracle, MS, big banks, big Telco
> companies, NASA, Academy of Sciences, and so on?"
> rather than "this soft is scalable, offers this and this and that, uses
> proven and sound statistical methods..."

The typical dilemma .. the managers that know nothing about the technology
want to know what their competitors use and why is R not mentionned
in the in-flight magazine like Java, .Net, etc. They can't impress their
buddies playing golf quoting they signed a $200k service contract with R.

My advice: don't ask. Simply use R/whatever fits best and gets the job done.
Results count, not big names. Perl, Linux and Ruby made it like that into
tons of big organizations.

I know of people at the following big and small corporations using R:
- ABB
- Siemens
- HHLA
- NASA
- Bank of Canada
- Approximity :-)

also look at the email addresses of the people here:
http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/

Have fun with R,
        -A.

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