[R] Revolutions blog: June Roundup

John Sorkin JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu
Wed Jul 11 01:07:12 CEST 2012

Did R get sucked into the vortex of S, or did R  assimilate S and S-Plus
(R-esistance is futile)?

John David Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
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peter dalgaard <pdalgd at gmail.com> 7/10/2012 6:55 PM >>>

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

> Pat Burn's "Inferno-ish R" describes the influences that shaped R,
> 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

"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

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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