[R] peer-reviewed (or not) publications on R

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Tue Oct 30 17:52:17 CET 2012

As usual, Google is your friend!

Google on "growth of R software." The first 2 hits are relevant, and
there are others further down.

-- Bert

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 9:05 AM, R. Michael Weylandt
<michael.weylandt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Paul Artes <paul_h_artes at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Dear Friends,
>> I'm contributing to a paper on a new R package for a clinical (medicine,
>> ophthalmology) audience, and part of the mission is to encourage people who
>> might be occasional users of Excel or SPSS, to become more familiar with R.
>> I'd really appreciate any pointers to more recent papers that describe R,
>> it's growth (statistics on user base, number of packages, volume of help
>> list traffic) and application in many diverse fields. Published
>> peer-reviewed papers of course would be best, but I'd appreciate any
>> pointers to other resources and compilations that might float around
>> somewhere. Is there anything bibliometric (number of citations)?  I will
>> happily send something back to the list...
>> Best wishes
>> Paul
> Two possible starting points would be the Journal of Statistical
> Software or the R Journal.
> There's also this interesting paper -- http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.0530
> -- which doesn't touch R to the best of my memory, but explains why
> FOSS + Science is a good idea and sketches (one group's ideas of) best
> practices.
> Michael
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Bert Gunter
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