[R] the R package - relation to R project?
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Thu May 17 01:37:44 CEST 2001
I think I'll call my notes "R Sweet Mystery of Life" . . .
Dr E.A. (Ted) Catchpole
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On Wed, 16 May 2001, Mark Myatt wrote:
> 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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