R News Volume 1/1

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Jan 24 11:59:32 CET 2001

We are pleased to announce the first volume of R News, the
newsletter of the R project for statistical computing. The newsletter
is available online as PDF file at


and will propagate to the CRAN mirrors within the next days.

R News will feature short to medium length articles covering topics
that might be of interest to users or developers of R, including

* Changes in R: new features of the latest release 
* Changes on CRAN: new add-on packages, manuals, binary distributions,
  mirrors, ... 
* Add-on packages: short introductions to or reviews of R extension packages 
* Programmer's Niche: nifty hints for programming in R (or S) 
* Applications: Examples of analyzing data with R 

The newsletter as a medium for communication intends to fill the gap
between the R mailing lists and scientific journals: Compared with
emails it is more persistent, one can cite articles in the newsletter
and because the newsletter is edited it has better quality control. On
the other hand, when compared to scientific journals, it is faster,
less formal, and last but not least focused on R.

As all of R, R News is a volunteer project. The editorial board
currently consists of the R core development team plus Bill

We really hope you will enjoy reading R News!

For the editorial board,
Fritz Leisch

                        Friedrich  Leisch 
Institut für Statistik                     Tel: (+43 1) 58801 10715
Technische Universität Wien                Fax: (+43 1) 58801 10798
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10/1071      Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
A-1040 Wien, Austria             http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~leisch

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