[R] the R package - relation to R project?

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Wed May 16 13:37:08 CEST 2001

Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:
>B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk writes:
>> >  This is confusing
>> > because both projects have almost the same name. What to do? Obviously, none
>> > of these projects will change its name!
>>  Why not? Perhaps 'our R' should change its name to 'R-plus'? :)
>>  Alternatively, since the R language is object-oriented, it should 
>> be renamed "Oo-R". [that joke only accessible to British readers
>> familiar with comedy west country accents].
>The obvious candidate would be "R-square" since the program is
>originally the product of R and R, but R and R have previously
>dismissed the idea as "too cute".
>And you shouldn't believe R-square values anyway...

I like the "Oo-R" joke ... when I came across Patrick Burns' "S Poetry"
I was sorely tempted to rename my notes to "R Soul".


Mark Myatt

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