[OT] Ordering pizza [was Re: [R] anti-R vitriol]

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 29 22:41:35 CEST 2004

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Douglas Bates wrote:

> Roger D. Peng wrote:
> > I'm not too concerned about your colleague's view about R.  S/He doesn' 
> > have to like it, and I don't think anyone actually believes that R is 
> > designed to make *everyone* happy.  For me, R does about 99% of the 
> > things I need to do, but sadly, when I need to order a pizza, I still 
> > have to pick up the telephone.
> There are several chains of pizzerias in the U.S. that provide for 
> Internet-based ordering (e.g. www.papajohnsonline.com) so, with the 
> Internet modules in R, it's only a matter of time before you will have a 
> pizza-ordering function available.

Indeed, the GraphApp toolkit (used for the RGui interface under R for
Windows, but Guido forgot to include it) provides one (for use in Sydney,
Australia, we presume as that is where the GraphApp author hails from).
Alternatively, a Padovian has no need of ordering pizzas with both home 
and neighbourhood restaurants ....

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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