R turns 12; R 2.14.2 is out

February 29, 2012
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

As promised by the R Core Group, R 2.14.2 is out. This is the final patchlevel of the R 2.14.x series (R 2.15.0 is due on March 30), and so R 2.14.2 will be the R engine for the next release of Revolution R Enterprise in a couple of months. 

Today also marks the 12th anniversary since R 1.0.0 was released on February 29, 2000. If course, R had been in development for several years before then, as you can see in this abbreviated history of R: 

  • 1993: Research project in Auckland, NZ by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman
  • 1995: Released as open-source software (Generally compatible with the 'S' language)
  • 1997: R core group formed
  • 2000: (February 29) R 1.0.0 released
  • 2004: First international user conference in Vienna
  • 2012: (February 29) R 2.14.2 released

But if you count 1.0.0 as "Day 0", then today marks R's twelfth birthday (and the third February 29 since Day 0). You can download the latest version of R from the CRAN network as the mirrors propagate.

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