[R] R in the NY Times

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Jan 7 19:35:29 CET 2009

2009/1/7 Darin A. England <england at cs.umn.edu>:

> Unfortunately, that type of FUD issued by the SAS marketing person still
> works. I see it at my employer (a large healthcare company.)

 I see it here, at a university. Quote: "We couldn't possibly do our
analysis using some software we've just downloaded from a web site"

> It's a
> battle to change a culture, but ironically the recession helps.
> People are now taking notice of the obscene licensing fees for SAS.

 They'll just keep increasing their educational discount, or as we
say, "the first hit is free"...


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