[R] Slightly OT - use of R
nshephard at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:35:36 CEST 2007
John Logsdon <j.logsdon <at> quantex-research.com> writes:
> I am trying to get a measure of how R compares in usage as a statistical
> platform compared to other software. I would guess it is the most widely
> used among statisticians at least by virtue of it being open source.
> But is there any study to which I can refer? By asking this list I am not
> exactly adopting a rigorous approach!
Not sure what your definition of usage is in this instance (user-base v's
usability v's reliability/accuracy) but the following may be of interest...
Kellie B. Keeling and Robert J. Pavur, A comparative study of the reliability of
nine statistical software packages,
Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Volume 51, Issue 8, 1 May 2007, Pages
There is also some discussion in the R-help archive, and a small amount
scattered around in the statalist archives (the two statistical software mailing
lists to which I subscribe).
Search the R-help list at http://search.r-project.org/nmz.html and statalist
archives at http://www.stata.com/statalist/archvies/
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