How R came to be

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Statistician John Chambers, the creator of S and a core member of R, talks about how R came to be in the short video below. Warning: Super nerdy waters ahead.

I've heard this story before, but it was nice to hear it again, since it is about something I use almost every day. I would also like to hear about the invention of the toilet. [via Revolutions]

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