Angel Pizarro on 23 Jul 2007 13:12:29 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Somewhat OT, Statistics

On 7/23/07, Toby DiPasquale <> wrote:

I have to disagree with Angel, in that I don't believe that Wikipedia is a
good source for learning statistics, or math in general. Refer to my
previous posting in this area for (slightly) more detail:

Basically, Wikipedia has some of the highest-tower shit around. (*)

Fair enough ;) And yes, R is an obtuse language when compared to ruby (or python) and learning it takes an investment in time outside of learning stats.

One of the criticisms of the R project is that due to its open source nature, there is no central management of what packages should (and should not be) used for a particular task.  If you have the money, then matlab or mathematica or prism might be a better choice.

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