Re: [R] R in Nature

From: simon blomberg <>
Date: Sat 26 Aug 2006 - 10:32:26 EST

AAh. Then my hypothesis has been rejected. Oh well!



>It used to be that
> R Ihaka and R Gentleman
> R: A Language for Data Analysis and Graphics
> Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 1996
>was used to cite R.
>I see a handful of these in Nature from around 2003.
>On Fri, 25 Aug 2006, Simon Blomberg wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>We've just had a paper accepted for publication in Nature. We used R for
>>95% of our analyses (one of my co-authors sneaked in some GenStat when I
>>wasn't looking.). The preprint is available from the Nature web site, in
>>the open peer-review trial section. I searched Nature for previous
>>references to "R Development Core Team", and I received no hits. So I
>>tentatively conclude that our paper is the first Nature paper to cite R.
>>A great many thanks to the R Development Core Team for R, and Prof.
>>Bates for lmer.
>>(I'm off to the pub to celebrate.)
>>Simon Blomberg, B.Sc.(Hons.), Ph.D, M.App.Stat.
>>Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
>>The Australian National University
>>Canberra ACT 0200
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>>The combination of some data and an aching desire for
>>an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer
>>can be extracted from a given body of data.
>>- John Tukey.
>> [ Part 3.91: "Included Message" ]
>Charles C. Berry (858) 534-2098
> Dept of Family/Preventive Medicine
>E UC San Diego
> La Jolla, San Diego 92093-0717

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Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
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