[R] Questions about R

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Aug 17 18:48:29 CEST 2023

Incidentally, you might be interested in the banner shown when R starts up:

"R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY."

I believe this is standard for open source software (upon which a lot of
organizations depend). In any case, that might be the most definitive and
"official" answer you can get.


On Thu, Aug 17, 2023 at 9:17 AM Bert Gunter <bgunter.4567 using gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a volunteer Help list for users of R, which is open source, so you
> can see all its code. I can answer no to your questions, unless you are
> using one of R's innumerable packages that interacts with the internet and
> to which the user may give personal information to enable the desired
> functionality (logins, etc.).  But of course how do you know that I am not
> some malevolent agent or organization wishing to mislead you for my own
> nefarious purposes?
> Cheers,
> Bert
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2023 at 8:37 AM Shaun Parr <portvale_fc using hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Sent from Outlook for Android<https://aka.ms/AAb9ysg>
>> Hi there,
>> My name is Shaun and I work in an organisation where one of our users
>> wishes to install the R software and our process is to assess the safety of
>> anyone software prior to authorisation. I can’t seem to locate all the
>> information that we require on the webpage, so could someone kindly advise
>> me of the following information please?
>> 1. Please can you confirm what user information the software collects
>> (E.g. Name, password, e-mail address, any Personally Identifiable
>> Information etc)?
>> 2. If any is collected, please can you confirm if the information
>> collected by the software stays locally on the device or if it is
>> transferred anywhere. If it is transferred, could you please advise where
>> it is transferred to (E.g. your own servers, or a third party data centre
>> such as Amazon Web Services or Azure)?
>> 3. Are there any third-party components installed within the software
>> and, if so, are these also kept up-to-date?
>> If you could kindly advise this information, it would be really
>> appreciated, thank you 😊
>> Shaun
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