2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice AwardsThis forum is for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
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Cannot argue much about this. There are however several arguments for including R in the polls: it is (although specific) a veritable programming language (1), it has a continuously growing community (2), and it is often perceived as a quality open-source package, that threatens proprietary packages, like SAS, for example (3).
It would be an idea to create a "Statistical package" poll, but it would always, I imagine, have one winner. And then, would the GUI that exist as R modules or are built on top of it fit this poll?
The rant appart, I feel it would be nice if there was some poll where people had R as a voting option.
I was going to vote C, since it is my favourite language. But best of 2007? I think the award deserves to go to a language that has made a bit more of a splash. Gonna go with Java. Java 6, released last year, really added a whack load of cool features, several of which have already found a home in my projects.