To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch Subject: R-beta: "A brief history of S" From: Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> Date: 10 Jun 1998 15:16:16 -0500 While writing his '98 Interface paper Ross Ihaka was asking about the history of S so he could relate it to the history of R. I was looking at the Statistics and Information Analysis Division's web page at Bell Labs and went to their technical reports section http://cm.bell-labs.com/stat/doc/ Sure enough, there is a tech report by Rick Becker on "A Brief History of S". There is no date on it but it refers to the 1994 edition of Venables and Ripley so it must be post-1994. I also found it interesting to check Duncan Temple Lang's web page http://cm.bell-labs.com/stat/duncan/ Many of his interests are shared by R developers. -- Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu Statistics Department 608/262-2598 University of Wisconsin - Madison http://www.stat.wisc.edu/~bates/ -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe" (in the "body", not the subject !) To: r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._