[R-pkgs] statquotes package released to CRAN

Michael Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Tue Sep 6 19:54:20 CEST 2016

## statquotes package released to CRAN

The statquotes package v. 0.2 has recently been released to CRAN.  In a spirit
similar to fortunes and gaussfacts, the function `statquote()`
displays a randomly chosen quotation from a data base consisting
of quotes about topics related to statistics, data visualization and science.

The data base is a collection of quotations assembled over the years from various
sources. The quotes are classified by general topics (and subtopics).

### Examples

> set.seed(761)
> statquote()
The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard.
--- John W. Tukey
> statquote(topic="science")
Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute
to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.
--- Anon.

### Development

The package is hosted on Github, at https://github.com/friendly/statquotes/.
Please report any problems or bugs at https://github.com/friendly/statquotes/issues.

Michael Friendly     Email: friendly AT yorku DOT ca
Professor, Psychology Dept. & Chair, Quantitative Methods
York University      Voice: 416 736-2100 x66249 Fax: 416 736-5814
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Toronto, ONT  M3J 1P3 CANADA

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