[R] Any interest in commercial add-on libraries based on Cyte l's StatXact/LogXact?
andy_liaw at merck.com
Mon Aug 18 14:26:33 CEST 2003
Another example: Jerry Friedman's MART is available in R from Salford for
the same price as the stand-alone TreeNet, even though they don't advertise
it on their web site.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rossini at blindglobe.net [mailto:rossini at blindglobe.net]
> Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:50 PM
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> Cc: pralay at cytel.com
> Subject: [R] Any interest in commercial add-on libraries
> based on Cytel's StatXact/LogXact?
> At JSM, I spent a bit of time with old friends at the Cytel
> booth (makers of StatXact/LogXact). They were wondering
> whether it was both feasible and of interest to create a
> package of the StatXact compute engine for R (to be
> commercially licensed, not for free!), similar to what
> they've done for SAS.
> As far as I know, it's feasible,
> (this is not the first commercial external package, for those of
> you about to scream "no, we can't allow commercial libraries!"; in
> fact, you'd probably have to fork the R codebase if you truly
> insist on that. For example,CSIRO's Spot package for R,
> and so that remaining question is whether there would be
> sufficient interest for them to continue exploring the
> possibility from a financial perspective.
> Since it's not really on-topic for discussion on this mailing
> list, if you are interested and would imagine purchasing a
> license, please send mail to Pralay Senchaudhuri, pralay AT
> cytel.com. I'd imagine that the licensing fees would be
> similar to those charged for SAS or the standalone windows
> versions, but that is only my conjecture, and not Cytel's.
> (Truth in Advertising: my main interest is to make it easier
> to use their software for my work in clinical trials protocol
> design; I currently access their implementation through SAS.
> Also, while I am not currently involved with Cytel in any way
> (nor will be in the foreseeable future), I did spend part of
> 2 months editing and validating the examples from an early
> version of the LogXact manual as a grad student around 12
> years ago, and have a number of good friends who still work there).
> A.J. Rossini
> rossini at u.washington.edu
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