[R] Size of R user base

Kevin S. Van Horn kvanhorn at ksvanhorn.com
Mon Apr 19 22:50:00 CEST 2004

(Ted Harding) wrote:

>>1. It appears that there are about 100,000 S-PLUS users.

>>Does anyone has any other information that would give some notion as to
>>the RELATIVE numbers of R and S-PLUS users?
>There is one major factor in here. The number of Windows users
>in the world is much higher than the number of Unix/Linux users,
>especially in the corporate sector. Organisations whose work
>needs R/S-PLUS and whose IT is Windows based will (I believe)
>mostly go for S-PLUS (I could expand in my reasons for believing

But R is available for Windows, too.  I've downloaded and installed both 
the Linux and Windows versions; neither task was difficult, and the 
Windows version had a rather nicer interface.

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