Forty Years of the S (& R) Programming Language

O.g. data scientist and S developer, Richard Becker, gave a shamelessly wonky keynote address on the “Forty Years of S” (and thus, the deep history of the R language). Great insights into the wild innovative collaborations (and mythologies) that grew out of Bell Labs, and dense with data science history – including the birth of R’s “<-“ arrow operator. Gold.