[R] Philip Morris International - Windows10 migration assessment

peter dalgaard pd@|gd @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Aug 3 09:54:07 CEST 2018

It is difficult to answer such questions authoritatively, but

- we have, to my recollection, no reports of major incompatibility with Windows 10

- however, the version numbers of R increase with .1 per year, and we are currently at 3.5.1, so your versions are 4 and 5 years out of date. Most users are upgraded at least annually, so problems with older versions could go undetected

- there is no external cost of migrating to a newer version. R is free software. Rolling it out within an organization could require some manpower, as could sorting out changed behaviour of R and its add-on packages. It should be fairly easy to do a test install of 3.5.1 and run it by your user base to see whether there are issues. 

- R works cross-platform and has no specific dependency on MS Office products

- R can interact with Java, but Java is not generally a prerequisite. You may want to check whether your users use packages with Java dependencies

- Peter Dalgaard

> On 2 Aug 2018, at 10:45 , Flament, Kevin <Kevin.Flament using pmi.com> wrote:
> Dear R Project team,
> I am representing the System Toxicology department of Philip Morris International in the scope of a Windows 10 migration project.
> This project is currently at the end of the assessment phase. We would require an answer to this email by the end of this week.
> I would like to ask you some questions related to the following software we are using at PMI :
> R for Windows 3.0.2
> R for Windows 3.1.2
> Are all of those software compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise (version 10.0.16299 build 16299)?
> Are all of those software compatible with Windows 10 LTSC (version 14393.2399)?
> Are those software compatible with a 32 and/or 64 bit version of Windows 10?
> Are those application dependent on MS Office?
> Have those applications any pre-requisites? Such as Java, .Net, Oracle.
> If the software are not compatible, do you have a new version of this software compatible with the mentioned version of Windows 10?
> What would be the cost of such migration (instrument replacement if necessary, licence cost, ...)?
> If the software are not compatible and a new version is not yet available, could you give me an estimation for the future release availability?
> Best Regards,
> Kevin Flament
> Data & Systems Specialist
> PMI Science and Innovation
> Quai Jeanrenaud 3
> 2000 Neuch�tel
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