rmsfact: Amazing Random Facts About the World’s Greatest Hacker

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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.

Package Status

Complete and functional, no dependencies, passes tests.


The package is on CRAN and can be installed via a standard

R> install.packages("rmsfact")


Dirk Eddelbuettel



Initially created: Sat May 14 22:11:01 CST 2016
Last modified: Sun May 26 10:18:35 CDT 2024