Re: [R] prehistoric versions of R --> 1995!

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Wed 08 Feb 2006 - 08:54:32 EST

Paul Gilbert wrote:

>
> Martin Maechler wrote:
>
>

>>>>>>>"UweL" == Uwe Ligges <ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
>>>>>>>   on Tue, 07 Feb 2006 08:56:10 +0100 writes:
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>>
>>
>>   UweL> Petr Pikal wrote:
>>   >> Hi
>>   >> 
>>   >> On 6 Feb 2006 at 15:57, ivo welch wrote:
>>   >> 
>>   >> Date sent:      	Mon, 6 Feb 2006 15:57:30 -0500
>>   >> From:           	ivo welch <ivowel@gmail.com>
>>   >> To:             	Sean Davis <sdavis2@mail.nih.gov>
>>   >> Copies to:      	piet.vanremortel@gmail.com, r-help <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>
>>   >> Subject:        	Re: [R] R loop
>>   >> 
>>   >> 
>>   >>>>> data[ data$a == "name2" ]  # does not work and gives a weird
>>   >>>>> result,  yuck
>>   >>>> 
>>   >>>> data[data$a=="name2",]
>>   >>>> 
>>   >>> 
>>   >>> sorry about this.  I believe a few versions back, one could not subset
>>   >>> data frames, so I did not even check what I wrote.  Works now.
>>   >> 
>>   >> 
>>   >> It depends on what you consider few versions back. I started with R 
>>   >> vesion 1.2.0 about 10 years 
>>
>>   UweL> I bet 200$ (or EUR) you have not used R 10 years ago. ;-)
>> 
>>

>
> Is that an open bet or just for Petr?

Was intended just for Petr, I know Martin came in very early and would not have made a bet for him. I try not to waste money. ;-)

Uwe

>

>>   UweL> People certainly remember the 1.0.0 release at the remarkable day 
>>   UweL> 29-FEB-2000.
>>   UweL> 1.2.0 was released in December 2000, about 5 years ago.
>>   UweL> I started with 0.62.x in 1998.
>>   UweL> The oldest version I found on CRAN is a pre-alpha R.sea.hqx for the Mac 
>>   UweL> dated 07-Nov-1996.
>>
>>Eehm; that has a wrong date (or then it would not be pre-alpha):
>>I've always entertained the prehistoric directory of R sources
>>at ftp://stat.ethz.ch/Software/R/alpha/PreHistoric/
>>and its oldest file is 
>>        Name	           Size    Date        
>>        R-0.1alpha.tar.gz 861464  Feb 12 1996 
>> 
>>

>
> I'm pretty sure I was using R 0.16 in the fall of 1996 on Linux, which
> was when I got dse largely converted from S. I had a slightly earlier
> version in the spring of 1996 on Solaris. (I think the numbering would
> have been 0.11 -0.15 in the spring of 1996.) I don't think the
> numbering was the same on other platforms.
>
>
>>(which will be 10 years coming Sunday -- what a jubilee!!)
>>So, even that is not pre-alpha; and yes, that was a bit before CRAN existed. 
>>
>>Now to the pre-alpha history.  I've digged some more and found
>>
>>1) that the mac file mentioned above would have
>>  correct date 'Nov 6 1995' (at least that's the date I saved
>>  when I looked at the Auckland FTP server through Emacs ange-ftp).
>>
>>2) The oldest stuff that I have is all from 1995;
>>  The source I (think I) had first used is dated June 20 1995;
>>  notably the  R-unix-src.tar.gz with accompanying README and
>>  INSTALL files
>>  (There was also ./win subdirectory which I did not use, with
>>   files all from July 15, 1995; AFAIK done by Robert Gentleman)
>>
>>I've now put a bit of these oldest files into
>> ftp://stat.ethz.ch/Software/R/alpha/PreHistoric/pre-alpha/
>>
>>3) I've kept an e-mail that Ross had sent me on July 28 with
>>  two small patches to the (June 20) sources.
>>  
>>  Yes, chances are pretty high that I was the first one outside
>>  of the Auckland(NZ)-community to actively use R.
>> 
>>

>
> I wouldn't be really sure of that (but it's a fair bet).
>
>
>>Note it might be interesting to find even older sources, but that
>>would most probably have to be by Robert and Ross (or a
>>sysadmin at Auckland).
>> 
>>

>
> I used to have some floppy disks somewhere...
>
> Paul Gilbert
>
>
>>Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
>>
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