Dear Development Team—I am not an expert user. I am a professor of finance and economics, teaching medium sophisticated statistics-related analysis. R is our go-to package, and I hate it. I love a lot of what I see in julia. I am working on a document to help facilitate adoption.
I want to suggest that you consider elevating two packages that implement data frames and graphing as first-class packages that will be integral and ship with julia. They should be blessed as official, maintained, supported, and with a path forward. (They do not have to be feature rich.)
To us, especially when it comes to displacing R, these are core functionalities of statistical programming languages, and it works badly when everyone searches for and ends up using a different package. It then requires a lot of reconciling across different users who stumble across different packages, that sometimes break, sometimes get abandoned by their developers as they move on, etc.
thank you all for all the amazing work you are doing. (and I thank all the folks who have been helping me answering questions on this forum, without I could never have undertaken my attempt to switch.)