[R] R-1.0.0

Ben Bolker ben at zoo.ufl.edu
Tue Feb 29 17:04:25 CET 2000

  I want to add my two cents of congratulation to the R core team.

  I also want to encourage everyone who uses R to be an active, not a
passive user -- the fastest way R will get better is if the folks who use
it submit bug reports, suggestions, R code for their particular fields,
documentation, even patches and code fixes.  R is big and complicated
enough now that we can't leave testing to the core team.

  Of course, many "bugs" are misunderstandings about the way R
works--it's always worth reading the documentation, or asking around if
there are experts in your vicinity--but there are also lots of real bugs
out there waiting to be found and fixed.  When you ask about something on
R-help, it also goes into the archives where it can be found in the future
by people with the same question.

  The best "thank you" for R (OK, with the possible exception of
beer/pizza/money) is help with improving it.

Ben Bolker                                  bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
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