[R] why "R"?

Jose Ramon G. Albert toots at info.com.ph
Sat Mar 20 14:45:20 CET 1999

When I tell several people here in the Philippines
about the wonders of using R, one of
the things I am asked is why is it called "R"?
Does it have anything to do with
the fact that the original writers of the
R code were Robert Gentlemaan & Ross Ihaka?

How about "S"?  Why did Becker, Chambers and Wilks call it S?

Jose Ramon Albert
Manila, Philippines

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