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Re: [tlug] GPL vs. paid version and ethics

On Tue, 07 Aug 2012 03:28:15 +0900
"Stephen J. Turnbull" <> wrote:

> Darren Cook writes:
>  > I can argue with you over a few of them, but only subjectively. However
>  > "R is not S" I can give a more objective refutation: the last release of
>  > S-PLUS was 2007 and the most notable feature was adding R package
>  > compatibility.
> So?  It's still *much* easier to teach statistics using any of the
> major commercial packages than it is to use R, because they have more
> powerful, more usable GUIs.  It may be that R serves statistics
> hackers as well as S-PLUS does, but that's only one of the jobs that
> S-PLUS does well.

Interesting. Here at the university they teach psychology students
statistics using R. And i doubt it's because they cannot afford a license.

			Attila Kinali

The trouble with you, Shev, is you don't say anything until you've saved
up a whole truckload of damned heavy brick arguments and then you dump
them all out and never look at the bleeding body mangled beneath the heap
		-- Tirin, The Dispossessed, U. Le Guin

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