[R] R licensing query

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at Vanderbilt.Edu
Thu Jun 17 18:11:47 CEST 2010

Pardon my english but you're working for idiots.  I'd look elsewhere if 
there are other options.  IT departments should be here to help get 
things done, not to help prevent good work from being done.


On 06/17/2010 04:28 AM, McAllister, Gina wrote:
> I have recently started a new job at an NHS hospital in Scotland.  Since
> I took up this post 6 months ago I have had an ongoing dispute with the
> IT secutiry dept. who refuse to install R on my computer.  I previously
> worked in another branch of the NHS where R was widely used and yet
> there is nothing I can say which will persuade the IT dept here to even
> visit the website!  With some help from our head of department, they
> have now agreed to install R but only if they receive an email from 'R'
> ensuring that it is licensed for commercial use, is compaitable with
> Windows XP and will not affect the networked computer system here.  My
> only other option for data anlaysis is Excel, we have no money for
> S-plus or any other stats programme.  Can anyone suggest anything or
> send me a suitable email?
> Many thanks,
> Georgina

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chairman        School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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