[R] Is there a canonical way to pronounce CRAN?

Kevin Thorpe kev|n@thorpe @end|ng |rom utoronto@c@
Wed May 4 16:38:13 CEST 2022


I have always pronounced it as See-ran. This probably stems from my exposure to other archive like CPAN (perl) and CTAN (TeX) that I have been exposed to. Obviously the latter two acronyms are unpronounceable as words so I generalized the approach to CRAN.


> On May 4, 2022, at 7:20 AM, Roland Rau via R-help <r-help using r-project.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I talked with colleagues this morning and we realized that some people (=me) pronounce CRAN like the German word "Kran" (probably pronounced like "cruhn" in English -- if it was a word).
> My colleague pronounced it as "Sea-Ran" or "Sea-Run". The colleague was a student and has worked at the same institution as an R Core Developer and heard it from him personally.
> So now I am puzzled. Have I been wrong about 43% of my life? ;-)
> Honestly: Is there a unique way how the core developers prounounce CRAN?
> Not an urgent question at all but maybe interesting to many of us.
> Thanks,
> Roland
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Kevin E. Thorpe
Head of Biostatistics,  Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC)
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
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