[R] Question about R software and output

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Oct 3 16:46:35 CEST 2023

I am pretty sure you'll get more replies than mine, so just consider this
as part of the story.

Your understanding is confused/flawed.

1. R can be downloaded from hundreds/thousands of software repositories,
not just CRAN.

2. R can read/upload data in hundreds of different formats, not just
Excel's. R makes no use of Excel to read external files (I wasn't clear
what you meant here).

3. As Ben said, it is certainly possible that some R packages -- optional
add-ons extending R capabilities ---  communicate with and store data or
results on external servers. R,  itself, can run locally and can store
results either locally or externally. Like most software, it can also be
integrated as part of the infrastructure on a server for web applications.

If you have a specific question not addressed by these various replies, ask
it. You will most likely get a useful reply.


On Tue, Oct 3, 2023 at 7:17 AM Ferguson Charity (CEMINFERGUSON) <
Charity.Eminferguson using gstt.nhs.uk> wrote:

> To whom it may concern,
> My understanding is that the R software is downloaded from a CRAN network
> and data is imported into it using Microsoft Excel for example. Could I
> please just double check whether any data or results from the output is
> held on external servers or is it just held on local files on the computer?
> Many thanks,
> Charity
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