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

From: Wensui Liu <liuwensui_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 07 Apr 2005 - 04:48:41 EST

Thank you all for the replies.

I've used R and latex in graduate school and absolultely love them. After getting in the industry, everyone is using MS products or SPSS/SAS. But in term of quality, there is no comparison between MS word and Latex or between SAS/SPSS and R.

On Apr 6, 2005 2:35 PM, roger bos <roger.bos@gmail.com> wrote:
> We have S+ at our company, but I choose to use R because I like it.
> There are two observations I have. One is that many people in IT
> don't seem to like open source software that much because either they
> don't trust it or they say there is no one who stands behind it.
> Second, equally important point, is that there is no R salesforce
> marking the product to companies. Commercial products have marketing
> budgets and aggresive salespeople who contact potential purchasers.
> Insightful will come in and give a company presentation. Who wants to
> volunteer to come into my company and demo R for my manager? I only
> learned about R a year ago when a friend of mine told me about it.
> The real question is, how to get more exposuRe?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Roger
> On Apr 6, 2005 2:09 PM, Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz@medanalytics.com> wrote:
> > 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)... :-)
> > -- Marc Schwartz, Medanalytics (about the `costs' of free software)
> > R-help (June 2004)
> >
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-- 
WenSui Liu, MS MA
Senior Decision Support Analyst
Division of Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness
Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Center

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