[R] How to Describe R to Finance People

Tamas Papp tpapp at axelero.hu
Fri Jun 4 19:47:45 CEST 2004

On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 11:06:59AM -0500, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> I agree that quality and value are important, but I think that the issue
> of cost should not be discounted out of hand. Value (for both company
> and client) is directly tied to cost.
> [...]
> The bottom line is that cost is a non-trivial issue. If a company is
> willing to pay more for a functionally equivalent product, because the
> training and support is (or is perceived to be) superior so be it. That
> may enable managers and other decision makers to sleep better at night.

I agree with your points.  However, as far as I remember, the original
poster wants to give a 2-3 minute summary about the benefits of R.  I
would not open such a complicated issue (the total cost of ownership)
in such a small timeframe, but focus on the more "technical" benefits



Tamás K. Papp
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