[R] Reminiscing on 20 years using S
roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Wed Dec 26 23:56:45 CET 2007
On Dec 26, 2007, at 2:05 PM, Greg Snow wrote:
> I realized earlier this year (2007) that it was in 1987 that I first
> started using an early version of S (it was ported to VMS and was
> success). That means that I have been using some variant of S (to
> various degrees) for over 20 years now (I don't feel that old).
Boxing day somehow seems appropriate for this thread. R.I.P. to all
those old boxes
of yesteryore and the software that ran on them -- and yet there is
always a residual archaeological curiosity.
I discovered recently that the MIT athena network contains a circa
of S: http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/athena/astaff/project/Sdev/S/ which
made me wonder
whether there was any likelihood that one could recreate "S Thu Dec 7
16:49:47 EST 1989".
Curiosity is one thing, time to dig through the layers of ancient
civilizations is quite another.
But if anyone would like to offer a (preferably educated) guess about
the feasibility of such a project, like I said, I would be curious.
url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger Roger Koenker
email rkoenker at uiuc.edu Department of Economics
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