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Re: [vox-tech] [getting OT] R statistics language (and Beamer)
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Re: [vox-tech] [getting OT] R statistics language (and Beamer)

On Thu, 14 Jul 2005, Norm Matloff wrote:

> > On Wed, Jul 13, 2005 at 12:31:04PM -0700, Norm Matloff wrote:
> > > R/S+ is multiplatform (the various Unixes, Windows, Macs).
> > So, anyone want to do a talk on this language at LUGOD some time!? :)
> Seems like this question was asked a few months ago. :-)
> I might volunteer at some future time.  Meanwhile, as I said, there is
> my mini-tutorial, at
>    http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/~matloff/r.html

Thank you for the tutorial.  From scanning through the tutorial, it looks
like R does things for which I use MATLAB.  What are the strengths and
weaknesses of R and MATLAB in comparison to each other besides the price?

> By the way, an update on the Prosper/Beamer (packages for using LaTeX to
> make slide presentations) discussion of last week: I checked it out, and
> I must say that Beamer is outstanding, a substantial improvement in
> functionality over Prosper.  It needed a bit more work to install than
> stated in the instructions, and it does seem that the price paid for
> that extra functionality is a steeper learning curve.  I intend to write
> up a mini-tutorial on Beamer when I get time, maybe next week.

Please let us (or at least me) know when you do!


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