[Rd] Ice cream flavor metaphor in statistical computing

From: Jeffrey Horner <jeff.horner_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Fri 15 Sep 2006 - 21:05:50 GMT

Forgive me, but since it's Friday and I've been thinking about command line options lately, I thought I'd find out who came up with the name of the --vanilla argument for R. From the svn log:

r2509 | maechler | 1998-10-10 10:52:53 -0500 (Sat, 10 Oct 1998) | 2 lines Changed paths:

    M /trunk/src/unix/system.c

new --vanilla

Are there any interesting anecdotes about this... Did Martin Maechler name it? Certainly --plain could have been used instead...



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