[R] References of R in use (SHORT SUMMARY)
Jan_Svatos at eurotel.cz
Tue Apr 15 11:16:04 CEST 2003
about one month back I posted here a question/idea that it would be nice to
some list of references of R in use plus some other "marketing" arguments
for R to promote it.
Thanks for all your responses.
I was given useful responses from Armin Roehrl, Jim Lemon, Edith Hodgen,
Ko-Kang Kevin Wang,
Charles Berry, Martin Maechler, Spencer Graves, Paul Gilbert, Adelchi
Azzalini and Matthew Wiener.
(I am sorry If I have omitted someone,but I checked the responses
I think that at least three ideas in the responses are really worth futher
A response from Martin Maechler including the bash command which gives the
list of domains,
from Kevin Wang (his idea that list of domains contains lot of ISP domains
and a response from Charles Berry stating that "R-team of developers
includes many of the
heaviest hitters in statistical computing".
>From Charles Berry's response:
"(R-developers) include John Chambers (winner of the ACM award for software
Brian Ripley (author of best selling books on statistical computing), and
Luke Tierney (author of LISP-STAT). The team includes many of the heaviest
hitters in statistical computing."
I would only add citation from R homepage:
"R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It
is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment
which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent
Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues.
R can be considered as a different implementation of S. "
After download of list from R web site (saved as r_help_lists.txt),
# following gives the domains lists, 2nd and 3rd sed substitutions get rid
off unwanted HTML tags
sed 's/.* at //;s/<\/a>//;s/)<\/em>//' r_help_lists.txt | sort | uniq >
# not very elegant way to obtain domains of states and com, edu,...but it
sed 's/\.[^\.]*$/yyyy&/;s/.*yyyy\.//' r_help_domains.txt | sort | uniq -c
Resulting file r_help_states inludes 64 rows. (Note: "my" list may differ
from list by Martin Maechler).
This list shows, among others, that R is being used at all continents....
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