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

Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (NP) wo||g@ng@v|echtb@uer @end|ng |rom m@@@tr|chtun|ver@|ty@n|
Wed May 4 19:55:01 CEST 2022

We would still be getting our S code from Statlib. There still seems to be a server running at http://lib.stat.cmu.edu but somebody might want to check on it ...

Here is an old snapshot from 2000:



>-----Original Message-----
>From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces using r-project.org] On Behalf Of Avi Gross via R-
>Sent: Wednesday, 04 May, 2022 19:21
>Cc: r-help using r-project.org
>Subject: Re: [R] Is there a canonical way to pronounce CRAN?
>If R had remained just S, or even S++, would we be debating how to
>pronounce CSAN?
>I do note in some languages CS is pronounceable. LOL!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil using dcn.davis.ca.us>
>To: r-help using r-project.org; Kevin Thorpe <kevin.thorpe using utoronto.ca>; Roland Rau
><rau using demogr.mpg.de>
>Cc: R Help Mailing List <r-help using r-project.org>
>Sent: Wed, May 4, 2022 12:01 pm
>Subject: Re: [R] Is there a canonical way to pronounce CRAN?
>I had exposure to CPAN and CTAN before learning R, and then there is MRAN... but
>with no in-person mentors influencing me I decided not to pronounce the C
>separately in CRAN. The "CRANberries" website indicates that I am not alone.
>On May 4, 2022 7:38:13 AM PDT, Kevin Thorpe <kevin.thorpe using utoronto.ca> wrote:
>>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>
>>> 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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