[R] Re: Evidence from Debian's package tracking

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Apr 22 17:27:36 CEST 2004

Ajay Shah <ajayshah at mayin.org> writes:

> This shows that of the 4800 people who volunteered information, 1631
> had installed gnuplot -- which suggests that perhaps one third of
> Debian installs are by numerate people. R-base was installed by
> roughly one-tenth of the sample.
> So that's one useful fact: Roughly one in ten of Debian users is an R
> user. Roughly one in three of the numerate users is an R user.

The dangers with generalization... I don't have gnuplot on most of my

So either I'm not numerate, or that assumption is wrong.

(however, given my counting skills yesterday, the former might be


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