[R] R 2.0.0 is released

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Tue Oct 5 15:15:39 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 05:43, Peter Dalgaard wrote: 
> Barry Rowlingson <B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk> writes:
> > Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > >
> > > Congratulations to the R team and all involved for reaching the 2.0.0
> > > milestone.  The progress of R is truly astounding.
> > >
> > 
> >   A milestone is something that tells you how far it is to where you
> > are going. With R-2.0.0, have we arrived?
> Depending on direction, milestones might only be telling you how far
> you've gone. And you may even be walking in circles around the
> target/origin...
> No, I don't think we have arrived (would we want to?). We still have
> unresolved issues in byte compiling and event loops, and the formal
> methods techniques are only just there now. There's the whole Bayesian
> front, too - important even for us hardcore frequentists. 
> Besides, how do you arrive at a moving target?

Well, as some would say, it's not the destination, it's the journey. :-)

Nevertheless, a hearty congratulations to R Core!


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