R-beta: "A brief history of S"

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Wed Jun 10 22:16:16 CEST 1998

While writing his '98 Interface paper Ross Ihaka was asking about the
history of S so he could relate it to the history of R.  I was looking
at the Statistics and Information Analysis Division's web page at Bell
Labs and went to their technical reports section
Sure enough, there is a tech report by Rick Becker on "A Brief History
of S".  There is no date on it but it refers to the 1994 edition of
Venables and Ripley so it must be post-1994.

I also found it interesting to check Duncan Temple Lang's web page
Many of his interests are shared by R developers.
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