08 January 2009

Not System R

Ashlee Vance introduces the open-source statistical analysis programming environment R, one that challenges proprietary packages.
"R has really become the second language for people coming out of grad school now, and there's an amazing amount of code being written for it," said Max Kuhn, associate director of nonclinical statistics at Pfizer. "You can look on the SAS message boards and see there is a proportional downturn in traffic."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Vance follows up her article with a post in Bits.