[R] a philosophy R question
spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Sun Nov 21 03:44:59 CET 2010
Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(programming_language): R
is a programming language and software environment for statistical
computing and graphics.
"www.r-project.org" -> "What Is R?": R is a language and environment
for statistical computing and graphics.
I've routinely described it as "an object oriented programming
language for statistics." It's also a social movement to empower people
world wide to ask quantitative questions and do their own statistical
analysis, without benefit of expensive software, etc. CRAN, R-Forge,
this email list, are all part of the social movement.
Hope this helps.
On 11/20/2010 6:29 PM, Erin Hodgess wrote:
> I had seen it written as a "Language" . I had always thought of it as
> an environment.
> Thanks to all,
> On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM, Santosh Srinivas
> <santosh.srinivas at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not many really care about what it is called .... but here is what the page
>> R is `GNU S', a freely available language and environment for statistical
>> computing and graphics which provides a wide variety of statistical and
>> graphical techniques: linear and nonlinear modelling, statistical tests,
>> time series analysis, classification, clustering, etc.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On
>> Behalf Of Erin Hodgess
>> Sent: 21 November 2010 07:26
>> To: R help
>> Subject: [R] a philosophy R question
>> Dear R People:
>> Do we say that R is a programming language or a programming environment,
>> Which is correct, please?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Erin Hodgess
>> Associate Professor
>> Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
>> University of Houston - Downtown
>> mailto: erinm.hodgess at gmail.com
>> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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