[Geowanking] R

P Kishor punk.kish at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 19:39:37 PST 2009


On 1/8/09, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
>
>  On 6 Jan 2009, at 19:21, Ian White wrote:
>
>
> > The UK Navy announced some of their nuke-powered sub fleet will run on
> Vista. How comforting
> >
>
>  Whatever it runs its amazing they announced it at all
>
>
>


which is a lot better than "whatever they announced its amazing it
runs at all," no?


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> > To: geowanking at geowanking.org <geowanking at geowanking.org>
> > Sent: Tue Jan 06 19:08:46 2009
> > Subject: [Geowanking] R
> >
> >
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html
> >
> > money quote:
> >
> > SAS says it has noticed R's rising popularity at universities, despite
> > educational discounts on its own software, but it dismisses the
> > technology as being of interest to a limited set of people working on
> > very hard tasks.
> >
> > "I think it addresses a niche market for high-end data analysts that
> > want free, readily available code," said Anne H. Milley, director of
> > technology product marketing at SAS. She adds, "We have customers who
> > build engines for aircraft. I am happy they are not using freeware
> > when I get on a jet."
> >
> >
> > -----
> >
> > why is it that the corporate, proprietary software types come up with
> > the most lame put-down for an open source competitor?
> >
> > on another note, I was kinda hoping to see Markus Neteler's fine work
> > integrating R with GRASS in TFA.
> >
> > Still, good to see this shout-out to something as non-mainstream as R.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Puneet Kishor
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>  Steve
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