Re: [R] History of R

From: Roland Rau <roland.rproject_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:42:09 -0500

Hi Kathy,

maybe this article could be also of use for you? Ihaka, R., and Gentleman, R. (1996)," R: A Language for Data Analysis and Graphics," The Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 5, 299-314

Best,
Roland

Kathy Gerber wrote:
> Earlier today I sent a question to Frank Harrell as an R developer with
> whom I am most familiar. He suggested also that I put my questions to
> the list for additional responses. Next month I'll be giving a talk on
> R as an example of high quality open source software. I think there is
> much to learn from R as a high quality extensible product that (at least
> as far as I can tell) has never been "spun" or "hyped" like so many open
> source fads.
>
> The question that intrigues me the most is why is R as an open source
> project is so incredibly successful and other projects, say for example,
> Octave don't enjoy that level of success?
>
> I have some ideas of course, but I would really like to know your
> thoughts when you look at R from such a vantage point.
>
> Thanks.
> Kathy Gerber
> University of Virginia
> ITC - Research Computing Support
>
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