[R] Reasons to Use R

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 17:32:09 CEST 2007

What about the S-Plus question?  S-Plus stores objects in files
whereas R stores them in memory.

On 4/9/07, Jorge Cornejo-Donoso <jorgecornejo at uach.cl> wrote:
> I have a Dell with 2 Intel XEON 3.0 procesors and 2GB of ram....
> The problem is the DB size.
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Gabor Grothendieck [mailto:ggrothendieck at gmail.com]
> Enviado el: Lunes, 09 de Abril de 2007 11:28
> Para: Jorge Cornejo-Donoso
> CC: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Asunto: Re: [R] Reasons to Use R
> Have you tried 64 bit machines with larger memory or do you mean that you
> can't use R on your current machines?
> Also have you tried S-Plus?  Will that work for you? The transition from
> that to R would be less than from SAS to R.
> On 4/9/07, Jorge Cornejo-Donoso <jorgecornejo at uach.cl> wrote:
> > tha s9ze of db is an issue with R. We are still using SAS because R
> > can't handle own db, and of couse we don't want to sacrify resolution,
> > because the data collection is expensive (at least in fisheries and
> > oceagraphy), so.. I think that R need to improve the use of big DBs.
> > Now I only can use R for graph preparation and some data analisis, but
> > we can't do the main work on R, abd that is really sad.
> >

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