[R] R or Splus?

s-luppescu@uchicago.edu s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Wed Dec 6 00:24:48 CET 2000

On 05-Dec-2000 J.Brainard at uea.ac.uk wrote:
> It's been suggested I use R, I suppose because my employer is too skint to
> pay  for a copy of Splus.
> But.... it doesn't seem to be stable. 

I've used both and I prefer R for a couple of reasons:
1) Support: This list is great. It's never failed to come up with an answer to
my problems almost instantly. And it's usually the core developers that answer.
I had a strange problem with alignment of text in Splus and it took a week or
10 days for the people at MathSoft to come up with an answer.
2) Swiftness: SPlus is heavy and lumbering, while R is nimble. R runs fine on my
old Thinkpad 701 with 300 MB hard drive and a 75 MHz 486 under Linux. Want to
try and install SPlus on that machine?
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