[R] Size of R user base
Kevin S. Van Horn
kvanhorn at ksvanhorn.com
Tue Apr 20 00:20:14 CEST 2004
Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>Conclusion: Very few books sell to more than 12% of the population of
>>potential buyers, and most books have a far lower penetration -- 1% or
>Where did you get that 12% from?
A booklet on assessing financial feasibility in nonfiction book
publishing. That's a general figure, so perhaps it doesn't apply if the
book in question is a must-have, definitive reference for the group in
question... like the book you mention (if it's the one I think it is).
> I have big problems with the definition. What is an `R user'? Someone
> who has ever used R, even for a one-hour practical class? Someone who
> has used R in the last 3 months?
Good question. I guess I'd lean more towards your second definition,
with the added caveat of "and expects to use it again in the next 3 months".
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