[R] # of users of R

Guido Masarotto guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it
Wed Jun 21 10:12:29 CEST 2000

On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 06:41:39PM +0200, Martin Maechler wrote:
> which indicates that 911 different e-mail addresses are subscribed to
> the R mailing lists (very few of these are mailing lists; 
> 		     however, also quite a few will be pointing to the same
> 		     person)
> Now, the mailing lists probably contain almost no undergraduate students,
> and these *are* using R at least in many of the courses...
> Further, graduate students and scientific staff in many organizations use R,
> but only the more "aficionados" among them are subscribed to an R list.
> [factor of 3 ?]
> Other guesses?

  My 0.01Euro.

  I have checked one moment ago. From my department, there are 
  2 subscriptions to r-announce and 1 (me) to r-help and r-devel.
  Thinking to the users, my estimate are
  (a) staff and post-graduate students: about 20
  (b) under-graduate students: about 300 (many of these (50 to 100?) 
      can be regarded as 'regular users', e.g., R installed on their
      home computer and used not only for the courses for which
      R is required).

  Looking to the subscriptions from other Stats. department in Italy,
  I suspect that our ratio between subscribers and users is one of
  the highest.


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