[R] Popularity of R, SAS, SPSS, Stata...

Joris Meys jorismeys at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 11:32:07 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Patrick Burns
<pburns at pburns.seanet.com> wrote:
> (Statistics is what stuffy professors
> do, I just look at my data and try to
> figure out what it means.)

Often those stuffy professors have a reason to do so. When they want
an objective view on the data for example, or an objective measure of
the significance of a hypothesis. But you're right, who cares about
objectiveness these days? It doesn't sell you a paper, does it?


Joris Meys
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Ghent University
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Applied mathematics, biometrics and process control

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