The co-creator of R, University of Auckland Associate Professor of Statistics Dr. Ross Ihaka, was yesterday awarded the Catalyst Lifetime Achievement in Open Source Award at the 2010 New Zealand Open Source Awards. From the announcement:
Dr. Ihaka is one of the originators of the world-renown ‘R’ programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. In 2008 Dr. Ihaka was the recipient of the Royal Society of New Zealand's Pickering Medal, also for his work on ‘R’.
The award was presented last night in Wellington at a gala event attended by more than 200 people. Congratulations to Ross for this well-deserved award.
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