[R] R licensing query

Joris Meys jorismeys at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 19:33:49 CEST 2010

Worst case scenario you can install R as a user as well, you don't
need administration rights. Regarding data analysis in Excel :

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~bdm25/excel2007.pdf : peer reviewed

Other sources :


And this one might interest the IT departement too :

CropDesign (BASF) looking for a data analyst that knows R. If BASF is
using it, quite sure it's safe...

Good luck convincing them.

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:28 AM, McAllister, Gina
<gina.mcallister at luht.scot.nhs.uk> wrote:
> I have recently started a new job at an NHS hospital in Scotland.  Since
> I took up this post 6 months ago I have had an ongoing dispute with the
> IT secutiry dept. who refuse to install R on my computer.  I previously
> worked in another branch of the NHS where R was widely used and yet
> there is nothing I can say which will persuade the IT dept here to even
> visit the website!  With some help from our head of department, they
> have now agreed to install R but only if they receive an email from 'R'
> ensuring that it is licensed for commercial use, is compaitable with
> Windows XP and will not affect the networked computer system here.  My
> only other option for data anlaysis is Excel, we have no money for
> S-plus or any other stats programme.  Can anyone suggest anything or
> send me a suitable email?
> Many thanks,
> Georgina
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