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

Ajay Shah ajayshah at mayin.org
Fri Apr 23 07:21:11 CEST 2004

> > 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
> machines. 

:-) Okay, okay, how about "atmost 33% of the numerate users are R users".

Ajay Shah                                                   Consultant
ajayshah at mayin.org                      Department of Economic Affairs
http://www.mayin.org/ajayshah           Ministry of Finance, New Delhi

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