[R] Diethelm Wuertz (founder 'Rmetrics')

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at effectivedefense.org
Wed Aug 10 12:03:53 CEST 2016

       Diethelm and Barbara very generously invited me into their home 
after I had contacted Diethelm asking about Rmetrics prior to visiting 
Zürich years ago.  I agree with Martin.  His legacy will live on via the 
Rmetrics code and companion books.  I don't know if anyone else will be 
able to take over maintaining and extended or if future workshops / 
summer schools will continue to attract an audience.


On 8/10/2016 2:59 AM, Martin Maechler wrote:
> Dear colleagues
> We are deeply saddened to inform you that Diethelm and his wife Barbara Würtz
> (ascii-fied 'Wuertz') died in a car accident during their vacation in
> Hungary last week.
> Both, Diethelm and Barbara worked at the ETH Zurich,
> Diethelm as a researcher and teacher in the Institute for Theoretical
> Physics and Barbara as an advisor in the Human Resources division.
> In the "R world", Diethelm has been known as an enthousiastic
> entrepreneur, having built the "Rmetrics" project (http://www.rmetrics.org)
> quite early in the history of R.  He organized much-liked
> workshops / summer schools about "R in Finance" at Meielisalp in
> the Swiss mountains, and in cities such as Zurich, Paris or Mumbay.
> Many of us have known Barbara and Diethelm as generous and amiable people
> who've enjoyed hosting others both at such workshops or privately.
> They leave their son, Fabian, and their daughter-in-law Viktoria.
> Our thoughts are with them.
> Sincerely,
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich (Seminar for Statistics)
> Adrian Trapletti, Uster Metrics
> ______________________________________________
> R-help at r-project.org mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

More information about the R-help mailing list