[R] Organizations where IT has approved the use of R software

R. Michael Weylandt michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 21:04:40 CEST 2012

Slightly on topic, just yesterday, the CFPB announced they'll be using
R in their work: http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/applications/

Depending on the scale of your organization, it may not be the
open-source nature that's quite the problem of the "IT Gang" but
rather the support (or lack thereof) that's implied by the default
startup message. Just like the GNU/Linux world, there exist
commercially supported versions that help to fill this gap: if that's
the case, and y'all can afford it, some companies have taken
advantage of the support contracts provided by Revolution Analytics
(whom you can google).

To your question, I'd imagine almost all universities support R to one
degree or another, many hosting CRAN mirrors (or the CRAN master at WU
Wien or the WinBuilder at TU Dortmund ). In industry, many
pharmaceutical and financial firms are using R more and more (the blog
linked above records these stories nicely) -- we have many users on
this list who are associated with major medical institutions as well.
Perhaps you can state your general line of work and folks in the same
field will come along to share "war stories."


On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 2:04 PM, lynnland <lynn.landriault at ontario.ca> wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> I realize this post is not directly related to programing issues with R,
> however, it appears this may be the best place to ask my question.
> I am putting forward a request that R be considered "approved" software in
> my organization.  Never an easy task, this is made much more difficult given
> that it is open source software (sends the IT gang into little fits).  So, I
> am compiling a list of organizations (Universities, goverment,
> industry,etc.) that are using R and whose IT department considers it
> approved software.
> If you belong to such an organization could you please let me know? If you
> know of organizations that this applies to, but are not directly affiliated
> with them I would still be interested but please just let me know which of
> these two cases your response fits into.
> Thanks in advance.
> Lynn
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