[R] A Few Suggestions to help out newbies
york at noaa.gov
Wed Apr 3 17:03:31 CEST 2002
On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
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>It has been said that the key difference between Open Source projects and commercial
>projects is not just that the commercial packages cost money but
>that the commercial developers listen to their users better than Open Source
>developers do. (I am not saying that R developers don't listen, I am just
>bringing out this view of Open Source vs. Commerical, in general). If commercial developers
>don't listen to their users then they don't stay in business very long!
In my experience the R-team has been incredibly helpful. The last time I
found a major bug in a function, a member of the team sent me a fix in 30
minutes. That's an incredible response. With Microsoft, maybe the biggest
money maker in the software business, you pay for your fixes-- if you can
get Microsoft to even acknowledge that there is a bug.
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