[R] Inefficiency of SAS Programming
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Mon Mar 2 14:14:33 CET 2009
On 3/2/2009 6:57 AM, Thomas Levine wrote:
> R depends on all of those things to run, but you only have to use those
> programs through R. The software depends on these other tools, but the human
> doesn't have to switch interfaces.
In fact, it doesn't even depend on them to run. Most Windows users
don't have perl, latex, any of the unix tools, an external tcl/tk system
(R includes one), or a C compiler. (Most *nix users have them, but
don't need them for running R, with the exception of tcl/tk, which is
used by a number of packages.) You only need them to build packages, or
to build R.
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Frank E Harrell Jr
>> <f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
>> > Ajay ohri wrote:
>> >> Sometimes for the sake of simplicity, SAS coding is created like that.
>> >> can use the concatenate function and drag and drop in an simple excel
>> >> for creating elaborate SAS code like the one mentioned and without any
>> >> at all.
>> > A system that requires Excel for its success is not a complete system.
>> To be fair R depends on perl (although this dependence seems to be
>> lately and possibly will be eliminated), latex and a bunch of unix
>> tools. Developing
>> GUIs depends on tcl/tk or other external system and developing fast code
>> can require that some of it be written in C.
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