[R] Congratulations on the release of 1.0.0
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, 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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