[R] Re: R News Volume 1/1

José Ernesto Jardim ernesto at ipimar.pt
Thu Jan 25 10:59:06 CET 2001

Friedrich Leisch wrote:

> We are pleased to announce the first volume of R News, the
> newsletter of the R project for statistical computing. The newsletter
> is available online as PDF file at
>         http://cran.R-project.org/doc/Rnews
> and will propagate to the CRAN mirrors within the next days.
> R News will feature short to medium length articles covering topics
> that might be of interest to users or developers of R, including
> * Changes in R: new features of the latest release
> * Changes on CRAN: new add-on packages, manuals, binary distributions,
>   mirrors, ...
> * Add-on packages: short introductions to or reviews of R extension packages
> * Programmer's Niche: nifty hints for programming in R (or S)
> * Applications: Examples of analyzing data with R
> The newsletter as a medium for communication intends to fill the gap
> between the R mailing lists and scientific journals: Compared with
> emails it is more persistent, one can cite articles in the newsletter
> and because the newsletter is edited it has better quality control. On
> the other hand, when compared to scientific journals, it is faster,
> less formal, and last but not least focused on R.
> As all of R, R News is a volunteer project. The editorial board
> currently consists of the R core development team plus Bill
> Venables.
> We really hope you will enjoy reading R News!
> For the editorial board,
> Fritz Leisch
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I'm impressed with R News. It's a very good document and in a interesting format.

Thank you for this new "feature" of R-Project.


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