Re: [R] off-topic question: Latex and R in industries

From: Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz_at_medanalytics.com>
Date: Thu 07 Apr 2005 - 04:09:39 EST

On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 11:38 -0400, Wensui Liu wrote:
> Latex and R are really cool stuff. I am just wondering how they are
> used in industry. But based on my own experience, very rare. Why?
>
> How about the opinion of other listers? Thanks.

As Tony has referenced, the answer will depend upon what industry you are referring to.

There is an article in R News (2004 Vol 4 Number 1) that you might find of interest entitled "The Decision to Use R" from a small medical consulting business perspective:

http://cran.r-project.org/doc/Rnews/Rnews_2004-1.pdf

There is a persistent rumor of a similar article from a large corporate medical industry environment that is due "real soon now"... ;-)

You might also want to search the r-help archives as there have been some fairly "lively" discussions on this in the recent past, especially in healthcare applications when a certain other Statistical Analysis System is referenced as being the perceived standard...

HTH, Marc

> library(fortunes)
> fortune("Schwartz")

I use R. My company benefits from it. My clients benefit from it. ...and I sleep just fine (when I do sleep)... :-)


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