[R] R or S+ !

José Ernesto Jardim ernesto at ipimar.pt
Mon Mar 22 11:57:30 CET 1999

Hi all !

I'm sure this is a question that annoys some of you but I'm really
needing help on this !

I've been using R for about 1 year now. I'm a biologist, so stats are a
tool for my research not the end itself. During this time I've enjoyed
working with R but the graphical part of it drives me crazy and the
small possibilities in terms of reading some file formats also causes me

Two weeks ago I've had the chance of bying a license for Splus 5 for
linux. After some trouble with their representant because of a stupid
license scheme I've managed to install and work with it. The things I
needed are know working: I can access different files formats (at lest
they say so) and the graphs are better. On the other way the program
it's not so linux integrated as I thougth, it uses emacs or vi styles
(wich I hate) instead of the updownrightleft keys, it has a strange
system of files and it's not compatible with the m$win versions (wich
would allow me to work together with other scientists that use m$win.

Know I'm quite confused about my choice R or Splus !!

Can you give me some opinions on this ?!


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