> From: Peter Flom
> Over on R-help, there is a big discussion on how great R is
> for data manipulation.
> Most of it is just "R does it all, nothing else is needed"
> some of it, though, is
> "Why would anyone use SAS?"
> I don't know enough about data manipulation in either program
> to say why SAS is better.
* not an S-Plus nor R user
* attended some S-Plus classes and two nat'l conferences
* have 17 years as a data manager
* SAS users want to address columns in rows, saving history is important
* opinion: S-Plus and R users are probably content to address and recode
a set of values
Since most of the users I programmed for were not statisticians
and I believe the majority of R users are probably statisticians
or similarly hip to the issues
I'd like to hear some more opinion as to how important saving history of
data changes is to R users.
Ron Fehd a previous S-Plus student CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot