The excellent GNU Octave contains a function
fact. It is contributed by Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso, and draws on the (now defunct) site stallmanfacts.com (accessible via archive.org) for a collection of random ‘facts’ about Richard M. Stallman. Each call of
fact displays another (randomly chosen) fact.
R was lacking such a key piece of technology, and hence this package was created to fill a glaring void.
R> library(rmsfact) # load the package R> set.seed(123) # so that this is predictable R> rmsfact() Richard Stallman can see Russia from his house. R>
Complete and functional, no dependencies, passes tests.
The package is on CRAN and can be installed via a standard