[R] R vs octave development strategy (and success)

David Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Tue Oct 29 18:32:02 CET 2013

This covers the topic you mention, but from the perspective of
the role of the R Core team. The point about Octave is a single

Fox, John. 2009. Aspects of the Social Organization and
Trajectory of the R Project. The R Journal 1/2: 5-13.


David L Carlson
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77840-4352

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Hi All,

if memory serves me well I recall some paper comparing the
relative success in getting mainstream acceptance (as mainstream
as statistics can be) of both R and Octave.  I remember vaguely
that the fact the development strategies (core team vs one main
developer) played a major role in the relative success of the
two programs.  I tried to find this paper, but my goggle skills
are failing me.  Would anyone know where to find it?



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