New R core member

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at
Fri May 19 23:18:43 CEST 2000

We are pleased to announce that John Chambers has joined the R core
team. It is hard to believe that anyone on this list wouldn't know who
John is, but just in case: He is the principal designer of the S
language and environment, for which he received the ACM Software
Systems Award in 1999.

John has been very supportive and helpful throughout the development
of R. He is joining the core development group to help enhance R as an
Open Source project that can efficiently support the development of
new approaches and ideas in statistical computing.

In his own words:

"[...] the focus of much or our research here on statistical computing
is in finding high leverage in new computing directions.  I'm hoping
that we can share related ideas with the rest of the community working
on R, and benefit everybody.

[...] R seems to be poised to expand its role in statistics, perhaps
especially in terms of the audience.  As Linux and other open-source
software makes its way beyond academia, there is potential for R to
appeal to a wider user base.  Maybe I can offer a few ideas as this
process goes on."

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