[R] COMMERCIAL: S-PLUS Data Analysis Software now Available on Linux (fwd)

Jeffrey A. Royle royle at bearmtn-e0.cgd.ucar.edu
Thu Jan 28 02:25:28 CET 1999

Yes, thats exactly it, $5000!  This is why several of us are 
using R right now , figuring the 5k is better put toward hardware.
In fact, they wanted some huge fee to _transfer_ a license from
a Sparc 20 to a U10, so we loaded R on that too. I can't help
but bash S+ for customer support like that ( I mean the license was
_paid_ for, we just wanted to decommision a machine and upgrade,
but couldn't take the license with us...go figure)

As for Brian's comment:  The rates they quoted me were "government"
rates, which are probably greatly inflated over academics  
(my email address is a little misleading...i'm actually at fws.gov)


> $5000 for a single station license??  (I presume single station rather
> than single user is their argument for the higher price for Linux than
> for Windows running on the same computer.)
> That should be a real popular idea in the Linux community.
> BTW, I don't know if you noticed it but the web page that Cheryl Mauer
> cited
> 	 http://www.mathsoft.com/splus/splsprod/splslinux.htm
> mentions Linux exactly once - in the title.

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