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April 06, 2012

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I wouldn't describe R as the main entrant in any race for speed, on the stat/quant NASCAR oval. R is the Swiss Army knife that can do anything, even if you need to build it yourself; it's built for in-memory sample data. SAS is the 426 Hemi; it's built for sequential files doing mainstream stuff.

Janert, in his book, comes back to sampling and the shunning of Big Data. I have to agree.

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