[Rd] Re: How to purchase R on CD

Byron Ellis bellis at hsph.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 30 22:25:10 CEST 2004

What about using Cafe Press (http://www.cafepress.com) ? I've not used 
their CD facilities myself (though I've bought other stuff from stores 
they host), but they claim to produce actual CDs not CD-Rs and their 
prices are fairly reasonable for a service that is basically 
one-off---US$4.99 w/o jewel case US$8.99 with assuming no markup by the 
R Foundation (whom, I assume, would be the recipient of any markup).

Using Cafe Press also makes it easy to make T-shirts, baseball caps, 
beer steins, whatever. They can also do books, oddly enough. The only 
thing I'm not sure about is how Cafe Press would deal with the 
Foundation being based overseas.

On Mar 29, 2004, at 7:19 PM, Liaw, Andy wrote:

> I was actually thinking along the same line.  How about a `live'
> installation with Windows binary (including contrib packages)?  I know 
> it's
> possible for Windows (running live from CD).  Maybe the same can be 
> done on
> the same CD for other OS's (Mac and Linux)?  How about T-shirts and 
> baseball
> caps?
> Just my $0.02...
> Andy
>> From: Paul Gilbert
>> (moved from R to R-devel)
>> Other responses to this were along the lines of "how to buy a cheap
>> CD,"   which may not be the way to think about what you are
>> asking.   If
>> the R Foundation were to sell an "as is" CD snapshot of some part of
>> CRAN, how much would you be willing to pay for it?
>> Paul Gilbert
>> George_Heine at blm.gov wrote:
>>> My organization has a policy against "installing software
>> downloaded from
>>> the Internet."  There is a waiver procedure, but it is difficult and
>>> lengthy.  It is much easier to get approval to purchase
>> software, even if
>>> it is a CD copy of open-source.
>>> However, a search on r-project.org didn't seem to show any
>> way of obtaining
>>> the distribution in this way.
>>> Any clues would be appreciated!
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