[R] Revolutions blog: June Roundup

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 00:55:43 CEST 2012

On Jul 10, 2012, at 19:14 , David Smith wrote:

> Pat Burn's "Inferno-ish R" describes the influences that shaped R, and
> includes an historic photo of Robert and Ross: http://bit.ly/M0Oq1X

In case you haven't noticed, there's a serious fortune contender in there:

"R got sucked into the vortex of S. The moral of the story is that if you want to create a beautiful language, for god’s sake don’t make it useful."

And, by the way, the photo is from outside the Black Crow Cafe in Auckland, to which there used to be a reference in the R sources. It's still to be found at http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/Rdoc/thanks.html.

Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: (+45)38153501
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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