RE: [R] R FAQ 2.8

From: Wiener, Matthew <matthew_wiener_at_merck.com>
Date: Sat 02 Apr 2005 - 02:36:14 EST


I have used "the R statistical computing environment".

No-one has ever asked me to change it, but maybe someone else has something better.

Hope this helps,

Matt Wiener

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Subject: [R] R FAQ 2.8

Hi

[thanks to everyone for advice on Recall() and sapply()]

The R FAQ section 2.8 discusses how to cite R in publications, but does not (AFAICS) tell
me how to describe R in a sentence.

To wit, in my latest paper (destined for Rnews) one sentence reads:

"The R programming language (3) has been applied . . ."

where reference (3) is R Core 2004.

Now, the referee has pointed out that the expression "R computer language" is not
to be encouraged, as R is an implementation of the S language.

How would the List rephrase my sentence above?

  I also use the phrase "R code", which the referee flags for rewording (on similar
grounds to the above).

Any suggestions for this?

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Robin Hankin
Uncertainty Analyst
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