[R] why "R"?

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Mar 20 17:24:20 CET 1999

>>>>> On Sat, 20 Mar 1999 21:45:20 +0800,
>>>>> Jose Ramon G Albert (JRGA) wrote:

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

yes, and additionally it's the letter before S in the alphabet :-)


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