Francois Pinard comparing the R programming language to smoking:
Using R is a bit akin to smoking. The beginning is difficult, one may get headaches and even gag the first few times. But in the long run, it becomes pleasurable and even addictive. Yet, deep down, for those willing to be honest, there is something not fully healthy in it.
I’ve never gotten to the point that I would call using R pleasurable.
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