[R] R FAQ 2.8

Wiener, Matthew matthew_wiener at merck.com
Fri Apr 1 18:36:14 CEST 2005

I have used "the R statistical computing environment".

No-one has ever asked me to change it, but maybe someone else has something

Hope this helps,

Matt Wiener

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[thanks to everyone for advice on Recall() and sapply()]

The R FAQ section 2.8 discusses how to cite R in publications, but does 
not (AFAICS) tell
me how to describe R in a sentence.

To wit, in my latest paper (destined for Rnews)  one sentence reads:

"The R programming language (3) has been applied . . ."

where reference (3) is R Core 2004.

Now, the referee has pointed out that the expression "R computer 
language" is not
to be encouraged, as R is an implementation of the S language.

How would the List rephrase my sentence above?

  I also use the phrase "R code", which the referee flags for rewording 
(on similar
grounds to the above).

Any suggestions for this?

Robin Hankin
Uncertainty Analyst
Southampton Oceanography Centre
European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
  tel  023-8059-7743

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