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[openFATE 309108] Add support for R to Cantor
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:14:11 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309108-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (RGBsuse)
Feature #309108, revision 2
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

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-03-01 18:14:07)
+ See this:
+ Cantor is available with kde 4.4, though.

openSUSE Feature:

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