A (Work in Progress) Timeline for R

R

A record of some more or less important events in the history of R.

This is a work in progress. The information is cobbled together from a range of sources. If you have pertinent items to add, please let me know via the comments.

  • 2020:
    • useR! (Boston, MA, USA)
  • 2019:
    • useR! (Toulouse, France)
  • 2018:
  • 2017:
    • R-3.4.1 “Single Candle” (2017-06-30)
    • R-3.4.0 “You Stupid Darkness” (2017-04-21)
    • R-3.3.3 “Another Canoe” (2017-03-06)
    • RStudio-1.0.153 (2017-07-20)
    • RStudio-1.0.143 (2017-04-19)
    • useR! (Brussels, Belgium)
    • satRday (Cape Town, South Africa)
    • EARL (London; Boston, MA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA)
    • R/Finance (Chicago, IL, USA)
    • rstudio::conf (Kissmmee, FL, USA)
    • The R Journal (9/1)
  • 2016:
    • R-3.3.2 “Sincere Pumpkin Patch” (2016-10-31)
    • R-3.3.1 “Bug in Your Hair” (2016-06-21)
    • R-3.3.0 “Supposedly Educational” (2016-05-03)
    • R-3.2.5 “Very, Very Secure Dishes” (2016-04-14)
    • R-3.2.4 “Very Secure Dishes” (2016-03-10)
    • RStudio-1.0.136 (2016-12-21)
    • useR! (Stanford, CA, USA)
    • satRday (Budapest, Hungary)
    • EARL (London; Boston, MA, USA)
    • R/Finance (Chicago, IL, USA)
    • The R Journal (8/1 and 8/2)
  • 2015:
    • R Consortium founded
    • R-3.2.3 “Wooden Christmas-Tree” (2015-12-10)
    • R-3.2.2 “Fire Safety” (2015-08-14)
    • R-3.2.1 “World-Famous Astronaut” (2015-06-18)
    • R-3.2.0 “Full of Ingredients” (2015-04-16)
    • R-3.1.3 “Smooth Sidewalk” (2015-03-09)
    • useR! (Aalborg, Denmark)
    • The R Journal (7/1 and 7/2)
  • 2014:
    • R-3.1.2 “Pumpkin Helmet” (2014-10-31)
    • R-3.1.1 “Sock it to Me” (2014-07-10)
    • R-3.1.0 “Spring Dance” (2014-04-10)
    • R-3.0.3 “Warm Puppy” (2014-03-06)
    • useR! (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
    • The R Journal (6/1 and 6/2)
  • 2013:
    • R-3.0.2 “Frisbee Sailing” (2013-09-25)
    • R-3.0.1 “Good Sport” (2013-05-16)
    • R-3.0.0 “Masked Marvel” (2013-04-03)
    • R-2.15.3 “Security Blanket” (2013-03-01)
    • useR! (Albacete, Spain)
    • The R Journal (5/1 and 5/2)
  • 2012:
    • R-2.15.2 “Trick or Treat” (2012-10-26)
    • R-2.15.1 “Roasted Marshmallows” (2012-06-22)
    • R-2.15.0 (2012-03-30)
    • R-2.14.2 (2012-02-29)
    • useR! (Nashville, TN, USA)
    • The R Journal (4/1 and 4/2)
  • 2011:
    • R-2.14.1 (2011-12-22)
    • R-2.14.0 (2011-10-31)
    • R-2.13.2 (2011-09-30)
    • R-2.13.1 (2011-07-08)
    • R-2.13.0 (2011-04-13)
    • R-2.12.2 (2011-02-25)
    • useR! (Coventry, UK)
    • The R Journal (3/1 and 3/2)
  • 2010:
    • R-2.12.1 (2010-12-16)
    • R-2.12.0 (2010-10-15)
    • R-2.11.1 (2010-05-31)
    • R-2.11.0 (2010-04-22)
    • useR! (Gaithersburg, MD, USA)
    • The R Journal (2/1 and 2/2)
  • 2009:x
    • R-2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
    • R-2.10.0 (2009-10-26)
    • R-2.9.2 (2009-08-24)
    • R-2.9.1 (2009-06-26)
    • R-2.9.0 (2009-04-17)
    • The R Journal established
    • useR! (Rennes, France)
    • The R Journal (1/1 and 1/2)
  • 2008:
    • R-2.8.1 (2008-12-22)
    • R-2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
    • R-2.7.2 (2008-08-25)
    • R-2.7.1 (2008-06-23)
    • R-2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
    • R-2.6.2 (2008-02-08)
    • useR! (Dortmund, Germany)
  • 2007:
    • R-2.6.1 (2007-11-26)
    • R-2.6.0 (2007-10-03)
    • R-2.5.1 (2007-06-28)
    • R-2.5.0 (2007-04-24)
    • useR! (Ames, IA, USA)
  • 2006:
    • R-2.4.1 (2006-12-18)
    • R-2.4.0 (2006-10-03)
    • R-2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
    • R-2.3.0 (2006-04-24)
    • useR! (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2005:
    • R-2.2.1 (2005-12-20)
    • R-2.2.0 (2005-10-06)
    • R-2.1.1 (2005-06-20)
    • R-2.1.0 (2005-04-19)
  • 2004:
    • R-2.0.1 (2004-11-15)
    • R-2.0.0 (2004-10-04)
    • useR! (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2003:
    • R-1.9.1 (2004-06-21)
    • R-1.9.0 (2004-04-12)
    • R-1.8.1 (2003-11-21)
    • R-1.8.0 (2003-10-08)
    • R-1.7.1 (2003-06-16)
    • R-1.7.0 (2003-04-16)
    • R-1.6.2 (2003-01-10)
    • R Foundation founded
  • 2002:
    • R-1.6.1 (2002-11-01)
    • R-1.6.0 (2002-10-01)
    • R-1.5.1 (2002-06-17)
    • R-1.5.0 (2002-04-29)
    • R-1.4.1 (2002-01-30)
  • 2001:
    • R-1.4.0 (2001-12-19)
    • R-1.3.1 (2001-08-31)
    • R-1.3.0 (2001-06-22)
    • R-1.2.3 (2001-04-26)
    • R-1.2.2 (2001-02-26)
    • R-1.2.1 (2001-01-15)
  • 2000:
    • R-1.2.0 (2000-12-15)
    • R-1.1.1 (2000-08-15)
    • R-1.1.0 (2000-06-15)
    • R-1.0.1 (2000-04-14)
    • R-1.0.0 (2000-02-29)
  • 1999:
    • Functions for installing packages from CRAN
  • 1997:
    • R core group formed
    • The birth of CRAN
    • R becomes part of the GNU Project
  • 1996:
    • r-testers mailing list started
  • 1995:
    • R released as Open-Source Software
  • 1993:
    • Started as a research project (Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Initial work announced on the s-news mailing list

Sources

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