[R] What is the best way to have "R" output tables in an MS

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri May 7 11:00:27 CEST 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 12:44 AM, Frank E Harrell Jr
<f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
> Ted I can't resist offering my $.02, which is that I'm puzzled why LaTeX,
> being free, flexible, and powerful, is used only by millions of people and
> not tens of millions.

 I think it's the whole geek/suit divide thing. Back when only geeks
had computers we had LaTeX, and FORTRAN, and S, and Unix (and
VAX/VMS). But then the suits thought 'hey, we can make money out of
this', and computers started working their way into offices. And geeks
didn't like offices. So we left the suits to sort out their own
software. And they begat Windows, and Windows begat Word, and
secretaries did type things in and administrators did write VB Macros.
And the geeks did cringe, but were too busy playing with Linux and
developing the WWW in their labs to actually go and do anything about
it. And then the suits did discover the WWW and thought 'hey, we can
make money out of this'...


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