[R] R development master class: NYC, Dec 12-13

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 08:52:28 CET 2011

On Nov 13, 2011, at 20:53 , Alex Ruiz Euler wrote:

> Ha! Point publicly acknowledged.
> Best,
> A.

At any rate, R-help has always allowed R-related course announcements, commercial or not. The position has been that as long as it is of interest for R users and not overly intrusive, it is accepted. (Posters need to beware the potential negative publicity from perceived spamming, though.) 

R developers have been enrolled as teachers for commercial courses (as well as non-commercial or semi-commercial ones) and of course been paid for their work. I don't see a particular problem with someone cutting out the middle man.

Peter D.

> On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:41:36 -0600
> Hadley Wickham <hadley at rice.edu> wrote:
>>> No seriously, as much as I'm for free enterprise, it feels awkward to
>>> see you promote an (expensive!) course in a list where people offer not
>>> only their knowledge, but also the tools you use, for free.
>> You might have a point if I taught this course instead of offering
>> knowledge and code for free, but I do it as well.  ....

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