[R] Congratulations on the release of 1.0.0

Bill Venables William.Venables at cmis.CSIRO.AU
Tue Feb 29 12:44:49 CET 2000

I see Peter has just announced the release of 1.0.0, on time,
even here in Australia, in accordance with a timetable privately
announced about 6 months ago.  At that time it seemed optimistic
to put it mildly.

I am not a member of the core team, but as an ordinary user of R
with a more privileged inside view than most I'd like to offer
my personal congratulations and thanks.

This is the first major release, and a triumph for the skill,
perseverence and dedication of the core team that works so
quietly but so productively.  (I see there was just a little more
fanfare than usual this time but I suspect few will notice.)  The
statistical computing community owes you a tremendous debt of
gratitude.  My hope is that this release will lead to many
authors and teachers adopting R as a standard computational
vehicle of great elegance and power, free and here to stay.

Well done, Ross, Robert, Kurt, Peter, Doug, Martin, Brian and
whoever else I may have missed.  In fact very well done.

Bill Venables.
Bill Venables,      Statistician,     CMIS Environmetrics Project
CSIRO Marine Labs, PO Box 120, Cleveland, Qld,  AUSTRALIA.   4163
Tel: +61 7 3826 7251           Email: Bill.Venables at cmis.csiro.au    
Fax: +61 7 3826 7304      http://www.cmis.csiro.au/bill.venables/

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