[R] What is R?
Diego at kuonen.com
Fri Feb 9 12:14:10 CET 2001
James Edward Marca wrote:
> There are plenty of holy wars splitting these hairs. I don't think
> we need one to start here.
I do not want to start a "war" about it, it was only sth. that
was not clear to me. I think that Thomas Lumley's posting (thanks
for this) says it all:
"As Richard Stallman and Eric Raymond (among others) have pointed out,
the difference between these concepts is one of philosophical and
marketing emphasis. The R developers, as far as I know, have no unified
view on "open source" vs "free", nor do they need one."
Now, I know what R is, and I can get on "promotting" it :-)
At the moment I'm writing an article (in french) for our school's
internal computer magazine titled "R - an example of the success of
free software" - I want R to be installed on our school's servers
to enable everybody to use it and to enjoy it the way I do :-)
Diego Kuonen $\in$ Chairs of Statistics $\subset$ DMA \@ EPFL
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