[R] In which application areas is R used?

Berton Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Mon Jan 23 23:45:09 CET 2006

Define "extensive."

I think your answers depend on your definition. I know a bunch of folks in
pharmaceutical preclinical R&D who use R for all sorts of stuff (analysis
and visualization of tox and efficacy animal studies, dose/response
modeling, PK work, IC50 determination, stability data analysis, etc.). Is
"bunch" a majority? I strongly doubt that it's near. Is it 5%, 10%, 30% ??
Dunno. Excel is still the Big Boy in most of these arenas I would bet. But I
would also bet that there are at least 1 or 2 folks in dozens of companies
who use R in for these things.

Is there a subtext to your query? -- i.e. are you trying to make an argument
for something?

-- Bert 

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of John Maindonald
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> Subject: [R] In which application areas is R used?
> If anyone has a list of application areas where there is
> extensive use of R, I'd like to hear of it. My current
> short list is:
> Bioinformatics
> Epidemiology
> Geophysics
> Agriculture and crop science
> John Maindonald
> Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University.
> john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
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