[Rd] R Usage Statistics
marc_schwartz at me.com
Thu Nov 19 23:25:16 CET 2009
On Nov 19, 2009, at 4:09 PM, Charles C. Berry wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Kevin R. Coombes wrote:
>> I got the following comment from the reviewer of a paper
>> (describing an algorithm implemented in R) that I submitted to BMC
>> "Finally, which useful for exploratory work and some prototyping,
>> neither R nor S-Plus are appropriate environments for deploying
>> user applications that would receive much use."
> The reviewer needs to get out more...
> "Intel Capital has placed the number of R users at 1 million, and
> Revolution kicks the estimate all the way up to 2 million."
> from the New York Times Business Innovation Technology Blog
> which follows up on this article
> in their printed paper. Did the reviewer notice where that article
> "Companies as diverse as Google, Pfizer, Merck, Bank of America, the
> InterContinental Hotels Group and Shell use it."
> Yeah, Google and those other companies just don't have much ken for
> muscular computing. ;-)
> <more sarcasm>
> Maybe you should retool in Visual Basic.
> </more sarcasm>
Clearly, a fortunes package nominee... :-)
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