Re: [Rd] An introduction to R - language is R or S ?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon 11 Oct 2004 - 06:00:39 EST

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004, Michele Alzetta wrote:

> I have done a diff between R 2.0 and R 1.9 versions of 'An
> introduction to R'. I notice that line 196 of R-intro.texi now calls
> the language used in R 'S', and not 'R' any longer. I imagine there
> must be a reason for this, it is not a simple mistake is it ?

Which, the original or the change?

R-intro has been out of step with the FAQ (see e.g. Q3.1 and Q3.3) for a long time, so I would say the previous usage was `a simple mistake'. (In fact it seems to have been a global editing job on Bill Venables' words which were written about the S language.)

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