[R] capturing output from Win 98 shell

Adaikalavan Ramasamy gisar at nus.edu.sg
Wed Aug 13 13:07:39 CEST 2003

Why should it take months to get these installed ?

Both R and emacs are simple and free to install. If high speed internet access is a problem, you can always download these from some Internet Café or a friend, burn it into CD and install onto the machines.

If you have red tapes on installing softwares, then good luck. I suppose they would not be so happy purchasing SPLUS than installing free softwares for you.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bashir Saghir (Aztek Global) [mailto:Saghir.Bashir at UCB-Group.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 6:02 PM
To: 'Simon Fear'; Prof Brian Ripley; Uwe Ligges
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: RE: [R] capturing output from Win 98 shell

>Believe me, using Win98 is NOT my choice. I would only ever use 
>Unix/Linux. Are there other statisticians similarly limited?

Like Simon I am very often limited with choice of software and OS when working for clients. I've been waiting for about 5 months to get an editor installed on my machine. I have requested emacs but will settle for anything but the current choice - MS Notepad (I'm serious). 

The first time we requested an R installation we waited about 3 or 4 months (thanks to constant pressure from our statistical guru). To get the latest version of R we had another 3 or 4 months wait! Then when we finally got it (version 1.6.2) then next version had been released a week earlier (1.7.0 - I think)! Very frustrating!

As you can imagine every time I read "Please upgrade to version 1.7.x" - I just wish it was so simple! 

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