[R] anti-R vitriol

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Wed Jun 30 02:15:50 CEST 2004

Barry Rowlingson <B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> writes:

>    It's not that I think SAS is such great software,
>    it's not.  But I really hate badly designed
>    software.  R is designed by committee.  Worse,
>    it's designed by a committee of statisticians.
>    They tend to confuse numerical analysis with
>    computer science and don't have any idea about
>    software development at all.  The result is R.

They'd probably prefer computer scientists and numerical analysts who
confuse data munging with statistical data analysis, a common problem
in mixed departments...


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