[R] Data Security when using R
macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Tue Nov 12 00:35:46 CET 2013
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
On 11/11/13 2:01 PM, "seanstclair at verizon.net" <seanstclair at verizon.net>
> Hello. At the company I work for, I recently requested having R
> my desktop and some of my colleagues.
> My company's IT/Security groups are having trouble assessing whether R
> software meets their standards.
> Can anyone point me to a source where i can read about how R uses data?
I would start by downloading "An Introduction to R" from CRAN and
searching on "save" and ".RData".
> it store the data somewhere?
Yes. In memory to start, and optionally to disk, normally somewhere in the
user's home directory or working directory.
> Does data ever actually leave the company's
Not unless the user does something explicit to make it happen.
No less secure than, say, MS Excel, I would think.
Others with a deeper understanding than I may point out exceptions or
special cases worth knowing about ... I hope.
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