[R] How about a mascot for R?

Tom Mulholland tmulholland at bigpond.com
Fri Dec 3 00:50:54 CET 2004

G'day mate

We're not too clever down here. kangeROO and platyPUS

PUS doesn't sound quite right! D'ya think she'll gofor PUSSY mate?

After all "after a hard days work, a man could really go for" a roo and 
some pussy.

The TV advert that I stole the by-line from ends with "a real cold beer"

Ted Harding wrote:
> On 02-Dec-04 Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
>>>[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Damian 
>>>Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 6:07 PM
>>>To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>>Subject: [R] How about a mascot for R?
>>>Excellent replies,
>>>So a couple of questions about preferences for the mascot:
>>>1. Does the mascot need to have a name that starts with R? Is 
>>>that usually the way it works?
>>>So far the possibilities put forward are: Ray, Ram, Inch 
>>>Worm, Rhinoceros
>>R.oo (http://www.maths.lth.se/help/R/R.oo/), ooops Roo, which is
>>Australian slang for Kangaroo. http://images.google.com/images?q=roo
>>Henrik Bengtsson
> (And of course ".oo" suggests the OO aspect of R as well).
> But what appeals to me about this suggestion is that it made
> me recall "cartoon" drawings I saw many years ago, illustrating
> "leptokurtic" and "platykurtic".
> The "platykurtic" was a profile drawing of a platypus,
> illustrating the flat-topped profile of such a distribution.
> The "leptokurtic" showed two kanagaroos in profile, upright,
> face-to-face, with tails outstretched on the ground behind them.
> The envelope of this drawing illustrated the high peak and the
> long tails. (And of course they are good "leppers").
> Can anyone remember where this appeared?
> Perhaps these would be really appropriate mascots!
> (And if we call the kangaroo "R.oo", what shall we call the
> platypus? Perhaps our cobbers in Oz can give us a hint.)
> Cheers,
> Ted.
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