[R] R seven years ago

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 20:00:27 CEST 2008

Hello everyone,

As some may know, today Google unveiled its 2001 search index [1]. I
was curious to see how was R like at that time, and was not
disappointed. Compared to today's main page [2], seven years ago the
page looked [3] a bit rudimentary, especially the graphic. (It is wort
noting that structurally the pages are very similar.) What definitely
changed is the `Contributed packages' section. Then R featured 29
contributed packages [4], while now it features 1500+ [5]. It was
surprising to realize the growth of R during the past seven years.


[1] http://www.google.com/search2001.html
[2] http://www.r-project.org/
[3] http://web.archive.org/web/20010722202756/www.r-project.org/
[4] http://web.archive.org/web/20010525004023/cran.r-project.org/bin/macos/contrib/src/
[5] http://cran.at.r-project.org/web/packages/

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