[R] # of users of R, and biological examples of the use of R

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo at astro.uio.no
Tue Jun 20 19:39:01 CEST 2000

On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Martin Maechler wrote:

>{Now some musings, don't take me too seriously: I'm tired, it's hot, ....}
>At one moment in time I had dreamed of putting a "feature" into R which
>`registered' a user automatically when using R for the first time
>(by sending an e-mail to some "R counter" on the internet);
>but even if for a good purpose, it feels too much like "Big Brother" 
>and "Virus/Worm"like behavior..

Yeah, but as long as you let the users know, it shouldn't be that bad. It
might also be worthwhile to have a look at the Pine First-use statistics:


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