Every time I see this conversations on this forum I wonder if anybody here used R v 0.X (was that even available?) or Python. I first saw R at like 2.4 sometime in the mid-2000’s, I believe, and I remember I had a lot of problems loading data, there were some tutorials, but not a ton, same with books. Obviously for someone getting into R today the situation is quite different and the information is everywhere.
So, we just need to keep growing as a community. We all know this. So, these discussions are interesting, but the reality is that a lot of those things are not going to magically change. Unless some company adopts Julia as their main language and start pumping serious money into the ecosystem, most work would be done people using Julia for personal projects, a lot of times on the side. So, progress will be piecemeal.
And if someone can remember R or Python in the time of versions 0.X or 1.X, I’ll appreciate any history, maybe in another thread.