R vs Splus 5

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:19:20 -0500

>I agree - they are both excellent software and where would R be without
>all the ported S+ libraries?

The recent exchange on R-help has reminded me of a problem which I am wondering
if anyone has thought about (or solved). One of my initial interests in R was to
have at least two sources for the platform on which my library/package runs.
This is always desireable, and some places even legally required (though not

After installing and briefly trying Splus 5  I have discovered that there will
probably be a substantial porting effort in order to get my library working - at
least if I convert to the new classes and methods.  I am not inclined to do this
without some strategy for keeping things working in R. Has anyone thought about
how R will evolve relative to Splus 5?

Paul Gilbert

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