[R] How about a mascot for R?

Rau, Roland Rau at demogr.mpg.de
Wed Dec 8 13:10:28 CET 2004


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From: Rau, Roland 
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 2:57 PM
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Subject: RE: [R] How about a mascot for R?

Dear all,

browsing through the suggestions, I have the impression that the general
direction is towards an animal from New Zealand (I guess because of the
roots of R). But since the R Foundation is now located in Vienna,
Austria. What about a typical Austrian animal? Is there one? Maybe a
"Wolpertinger". A Wolpertinger is a fantasy animal which is a rabbit
with the antlers known from deer and some wings from a bird. In addition
to the "Austrian headquarters", another reason for such an animal which
does not exist in reality (or does it???) is that coding something with
R is sometimes so easy that it appears to be almost unreal.

What do you think about this idea?


A picture of a Wolpertinger can be found at the bottom of the page:

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