[R] R development master class: NYC, Dec 12-13

Alex Ruiz Euler rruizeuler at ucsd.edu
Sun Nov 13 20:53:30 CET 2011

Ha! Point publicly acknowledged.


On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 13:41:36 -0600
Hadley Wickham <hadley at rice.edu> wrote:

> > No seriously, as much as I'm for free enterprise, it feels awkward to
> > see you promote an (expensive!) course in a list where people offer not
> > only their knowledge, but also the tools you use, for free.
> You might have a point if I taught this course instead of offering
> knowledge and code for free, but I do it as well.  Over the years I
> have contributed thousands of answers on R-help and hundreds on
> stackoverflow. I've written dozens of open-source packages and look
> after several R related mailing lists. I make pre-prints of all my
> papers available for free, I release all my lecture notes under
> creative commons licenses and I'm a supporting benefactor of the R
> foundation (or at least I've submitted the paperwork, I'm not yet
> listed on the site). What more do you want?!
> Some of the money I earn from these courses goes to pay for my summer
> salary and supports student research. It also gives me confidence that
> if I don't get tenure because I've been writing R packages instead of
> papers, I can keep doing the work I love.
> Hadley
> -- 
> Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
> Department of Statistics / Rice University
> http://had.co.nz/

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