Re: [R] congratulations to the JGR developers

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 03 May 2005 - 01:39:28 EST

On 5/2/05, Andy Bunn <abunn@whrc.org> wrote:
> > I have not tried JGR but regarding your three adjective describing R,
> > R is very powerful but I am not sure I would characterize it as simple
> > and elegant -- complex and practical seem nearer to the mark to me.
>
> I take umbrage (and not in the sense of affording shade).
>
> Take 'simple' to mean plain, or having few ornamentations. Then it sounds
> like R. As for elegance, R is refined, tasteful, and beautiful. When I grow
> up, I want to marry R.

This seems to me to be like the Oscar Wilde sketch where they are criticizing the King behind his back and every time they get caught redefine their words to turn the insult into praise in order to please him. They keep coming up with more and more outrageous insults making it harder and harder to figure out how to redefine them as praise.



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