A framework for statistical software development, maintenance, and publishing within an open-access business model
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There are several fundamental problems with statistical software development in the academic community. In addition, the development and dissemination of academic software will become increasingly difficult due to a variety of reasons. To solve these problems, a new framework for statistical software development, maintenance, and publishing is proposed: it is based on the paradigm that academic and commercial software should be both cost-effectively created, maintained and published with Marketing Principles in mind. The framework has been seamlessly integrated into a highly successful website (http://www.wessa.net) that operates as a provider of free web-based statistical software. Finally it is explained how the R framework provides a platform for the development of a true compendium publishing system.
KeywordsR Statistical software Compendium Business model
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