[R] Thank you

Frank Harrell f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Nov 24 17:00:50 CET 2011

Bert you said it better than I ever could.  What R creators, developers, and
documenters do for us every day by how they effect our work as statisticians
is something I would not know how to measure.  THANK YOU!

Bert Gunter wrote
> ... and while I am at it, as this is the U.S. Thanksgiving...
> My sincere thanks to the many R developers and documenters who
> contribute large amounts of their personal time and effort to
> developing, improving, and enhancing the accessibility of R for data
> analysis and science. I believe it is fair to say that R has had as
> much or more impact than Gosset's Student's T, and I fear that
> academics who do much of this work do not receive the professional
> recognition they deserve. I continue to be amazed and humbled by their
> high quality and consummate professionalismism -- I could not live
> without R.
> Kind regards and best wishes to all,
> -- Bert
> -- 
> Bert Gunter
> Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics
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Frank Harrell
Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University
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