Re: [R] A comment about R:

From: Kort, Eric <Eric.Kort_at_vai.org>
Date: Mon 02 Jan 2006 - 16:29:41 EST

>Kjetil Halvorsen wrote...
>
>Readers of this list might be interested in the following commenta about R.
>
>
>In a recent report, by Michael N. Mitchell
>http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/technicalreports/
>says about R:
>"Perhaps the most notable exception to this discussion is R, a language for
>statistical computing and graphics.
>

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After reading this commentary a couple of times, I can't quite figure out if he is damning with faint praise, or praising with faint damnation.

(For example, after observing how many researchers around me approach statistical analysis, I'd say discouraging "casual" use is a _feature_.)

-Eric
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