Re: Statistics/graphing programs for scientists?
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999, Jameson Burt wrote:
A long explanation of the advantages (& problems) with R.
> > > On Thu, Mar 11, 1999 at 08:29:38AM -0600, rich wrote:
> > > > Hello all,
> > > >
> > > > I'm just about to get my doctorate in neuroscience,
> > > > and I have have several large databases essential for my dissertation.
> > > > For statistical analysis, I use Statistica for windows, and for graphing
> > > > my data, I use SigmaPlot for windows. A call to all scientists out there
> > > > - are there any native X-based programs that are as good as these?
> > > > Although these programs are excellent, I would rather not trust my
> > > > dissertation to the OS I have come to call Sir Crash-a-lot... My only
> > > > other option is to use a windows emulator (like WINE)...
> I agree the best statistical package is R, but it is best in the same
> way Debian is the best Linux.
> R demands some time before you get much a lot from it.
> It has been called the Maseratti while SAS has been called the Ford.
> R includes a full programming language.
> While I use the graphics of R, I am uncertain of how well it makes them
> for paper copies.
> You learn to use R use either a 60 page document on R,
> or a book like "Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS".
Also read the R FAQ
There is an active mailing list R-help which discusses use of the package.
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