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

From: Jan T. Kim <jtk_at_cmp.uea.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 07 Apr 2005 - 06:40:08 EST

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 11:56:59AM -0700, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2005, roger bos wrote:
> >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?
> >
>
> The other real question is "Why?". I can see the motivation of people who
> want to use R and need to convince their management that it is safe, but
> inflicting R on people who haven't heard of it and are perfectly happy
> that way seems unnecessary. What would be the benefit?

Of course, it follows from the assumption of perfect happiness without R that there's no point in forcibly selling R to them. I suspect that the salesforces behind commercial software are not exclusively driven by such reason, however...

Best regards, Jan

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