SPUG: Fwd: Extended Tableau Trial Now Available

Michael R. Wolf michaelrwolf at att.net
Fri Feb 20 16:00:57 PST 2009

On Feb 20, 2009, at 12:34 PM, Ted Larson Freeman wrote:

> Absolutely. Choosing Perl for data analysis tasks such as making heat
> maps would be like choosing assembly language to write a web services
> framework.


And as was said at the meeting (therefore not posted to the list)...  
the client expressly did *not* want data analysis.  They only wanted  
one "pretty picture" for the marketing department.  Given the one-off  
nature of the project, Perl was chosen for its familiarity to the  
programmer and group (not for its (lack of) general-purpose data  


P.S.  Thanks for posting a pointer to some R heatmap code.

Michael R. Wolf
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