[R] Re: Number of R users
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 16 23:43:27 CEST 2003
>>>>> "MM" == Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
>>>>> on Tue, 16 Sep 2003 22:45:24 +0200 writes:
(too late in the evening !)
MM> Well, as with practical statistics, at first it's trivial, but
MM> if you start thinking it becomes quite "interesting"..
MM> At the moment,
MM> o R-help has 2005 unique e-mail addresses subscribed
MM> o All R-lists have 2659 for "R-*" alone, i.e. w/o bioconductor
MM> o ALL R-lists have 3189 unique (all "R-*" lists + "bioconductor"
MM> combined, then "uniqued") addresses,
As Jeff Gentry has noted (from the size of bioconductor) this
seems pretty (too!) astonishing.
I have checked, and from the 530 bioconductor subscribers, 112
are on R-help as well. The bug in the above counting: I got the
last number manually -- with a mistake -- where the 2659 comes
from a reliable perl script.
"3189" must be corrected down to "3055".
(as it says "Never trust a statistic, unless ...." :-)
okay, definitely getting late today..)
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