[R] R article in forbes/ somewhat OT

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 17:49:23 CET 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Mike Marchywka <marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:
> In many cases, the problem is not the R code but actually
> getting the data you need to make real-life decisions or form opinions.
> I sent a link to one of my rants to the OP on this topic
> but it is a bit political so I will spare the whole list.
> I would mention however that many day-to-day uses of R
> can be limited due to lack of good data in a computer
> readable format- you see people posting here about scraping
> stock quotes from human readable web pages but sometimes you need to do that with
> data from government sources or they just cater to commercial
> products. If you use R at home, you may want to take note
> of requests from data sources on ideas about how they can optimize their
> data delivery for your needs.

You might want to check out the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote at the sqldf
home page.

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