Many languages develop a culture which serves as a pillar and guide for its use and development. Few examples include Python and R. A very cool and fun tool I loved in R was fortunes: R Fortunes. I believe as we approach 1.0, it would be ideal to start collecting these fortunes that speak to the language and its community. A few sources could be Discurse, Github Repo’s, and Slack channels.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, basically one can get random fortunes such as:
This is a bit like asking how should I tweak my sailboat so I can explore the ocean floor. -- Roger Koenker (in response to a question about tweaking the quantreg package to handle probit and heckit models) R-help (May 2013) Jesus and the rest of the R-help community: Thanks for your help. -- Mike Saunders (after Jesus Frias answered his question about split-split plots) R-help (February 2005) Byron Ellis: If we wanted to be truly radical we'd just accept that graphics devices and event loops are just special cases of the connection and merge the whole thing, thus more-or-less reinventing CLIM. :-) Anthony Rossini: Eventually, all programming languages grow up and become Lisp. (progress, progress, and more joyful progress on CLS). Byron Ellis: Untrue! They may also become Smalltalk :-) -- Byron Ellis and Anthony Rossini R-devel (December 2005) Robin Hankin: I'd say that without a tool like R you cannot learn statistics. David Whiting: I believe Fisher and a few others managed to get by without it. Peter Dalgaard: But think how far they could have got with R! -- Robin Hankin, David Whiting, and Peter Dalgaard (on teaching/learning statistics with R) R-help (December 2004) Bug, undocumented behaviour, feature? I don't know. It all seems to work in 1.6.0, so everyone should downgrade now... :) -- Barry Rowlingson R-help (July 2003) For almost 40 years SAS has been the primary tool for statisticians worldwide and its easy-to-learn syntax, unsurpassed graphical system, powerful macro language and recent graphical user interfaces have made SAS the number one statistical software choice for both beginners and advanced users. -- Rolf Poalis, Biostatistics Denmark (announcement of the SAS to R parser sas2R) R-help (April 1, 2004) Douglas Bates: If you really want to be cautious you could use an octal representation like sep="\\007" to get a character that is very unlikely to occur in a factor level. Ed L. Cashin: I definitely want to be cautious. Instead of the bell character I think I'll use the field separator character, "\\034", just because this is the first time I've been able to use it for it's intended purpose! ;) Douglas Bates: Yes, but with "\\034" you don't get to make obscure James Bond references :-) -- Douglas Bates and Ed L. Cashin R-help (April 2004) I know barely more than zero about R: until yesterday I didn't know how to spell it. -- Pete Wilson stackoverflow (October 2011) I think, therefore I R. -- William B. King (in his R tutorials) http://ww2.coastal.edu/kingw/statistics/R-tutorials/ (July 2010) In real life, be very careful before denigrating a child to its mother or father... so calling a something a bug in R which is none, is evoking feelings among R's parents... ;-) -- Martin Maechler (after a package author reported a bug in R that was actually a bug in his own code) R-devel (May 2015) Teach a man to fish, and he'll use StackOverflow for a day. Give him a fish, and he'll use StackOverflow for a lifetime of free fish. -- Joshua Ulrich (about pointing to R documentation on StackOverflow) stackoverflow.com (May 2016)