[R] Problems in Recommending R

Thomas Petzoldt thpe at simecol.de
Mon Feb 2 08:44:21 CET 2009


you are probably right, though I must say that I like *spartanic and 
efficient* homepages and I don't think that the example given by the 
first mail is a good prototype for the R homepage. But, yes, occasional 
face lifting may be adequate.  Anti-aliasing is of course simple, but 
that's probably not the point. (And I know that there are graphics 
experts with a masters in psychology between us.)

So, why not a new Homepage Graphics Competition 2009? There is still 
some time until useR!2009 in Rennes:


Thomas Petzoldt

PS to all useRs: Don't miss to visit the useR!2009 homepage and note the 
upcoming submission deadline 2009-02-27 and the exciting location of the 

Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> A first step that would make the current Web page look much better
> would be to anti-alias the demonstration graphic.  The current graphic
> makes R graphics seem (falsely!) to be very primitive. I'm afraid I
> don't know how to do the anti-aliasing myself.
> Replacing the fixed-width, typewriter-style font with something a bit
> more elegant might also be good....
>             -s
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 9:52 PM, Ajay ohri <ohri2007 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> One persistent feedback I am getting to people who are newly introduced to R
>> ( especially in this cost cutting recession)  is -
>> 1) The website looks a bit old.
>> While the current website does have a lot of hard work behind it, should n't
>> a world class statistics package have a better website instead.
>> You can check out www.knime.org which is an open source software , and free,
>> and supports R---and notice the change in perception .
>> Best Regards,
>> Ajay Ohri
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