Chapter 5 R Release Names

The most-asked question about R? “Why do R releases have unusual names?”

Answer: “All of the release names are references to Peanuts strips/films.”

In this blog post, Lucy D’Agostino McGowan cataloged those that had been released to that point (2017-07-28, up to 3.5.1).

Releases since 2017-07-28:

The naming of R 4.0.4
The naming of R 4.0.4

(Another source for the strips is the comics archive)