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[New: openFATE 309108] Add support for R to Cantor
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  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:08:51 +0100 (CET)
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Feature added by: Kevin Coonan (KevinC_MD)

Feature #309108, revision 1
Title: Add support for R to Cantor

Buildservice: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Kevin Coonan (kevinc_md)
Partner organization:

Cantor can support R as a backend, but the OpenSUSE build of Cantor was
compiled without the needed support for the very well regarded R statisical
analysis software and programming language.  It was likely done when problems
w/ R building for 11.2 were encountered, and just has not been fixed.


R is one of the intended, and advertised, back-ends for Cantor.


R is an open source, robust, statistical programming language similar to the
comercial "S". It has very strong community support, and nearly every
statistical analysis or graphic is supported, including many which are not
available with comercial software such as SAS or SPSS.  It is also the primary
tool for analysis of genomic (e.g. gene sequencing, gene expression, gene
association) analysis via the Bioconductor project.

Business case (Partner benefit): R does not include a GUI front-end. While several are available,
the previous KDE front-end (RKWard) does not seem to be viable (and I have not
seen it anywhere in KDE 4). Cantor is promoted as the replacement for RKWard
and the support of R featured in press releases, etc. Combined w/ adding SAGE
support, this would make Cantor, and OpenSUSE, and ideal platform for
mathmatics, statistics and informatics.

openSUSE Feature:

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