[R] Justifying R to anti open-source management

From: Peter Baker (CMIS, St Lucia) <Peter.Baker_at_csiro.au>
Date: Wed 17 May 2006 - 17:05:51 EST


I apologise for this question as it really must be a FAQ. Unfortunately, I can't find the answer and I'm tired of looking at endless google results

A colleague of mine works for a state government department that has a policy against open source software or software tainted by open source. Other government departments in the same state use R but this particular department is driven by very non-numerate people and superficially at least it appears somewhat backward IT-wise. The department may purchase SPlus (which may be better for non programmer types anyway) or SPSS but it would nice to have the option to use R

The Q:

Are there any documents/reports/papers out there justifying R that comment on
- quality of R

I suspect that providing existing documents would carry more weight rather than writing a case from scratch or providing people's email opinions

Thanks in advance!


Dr Peter Baker, Statistician (Bioinformatics/Genetics),
CSIRO Mathematical & Information Sciences, Queensland Bioscience Precinct
306 Carmody Road, St Lucia Qld 4067.   Australia.
Email: <Peter.Baker_at_csiro.au>  WWW: http://www.cmis.csiro.au/Peter.Baker/
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