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Amazing Random Facts About the World's Greatest Hacker

The excellent GNU Octave contains a function fact. It is contributed by Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso, and draws on the (now defunct) site (accessible via 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



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rmsfact documentation built on May 2, 2019, 2:27 p.m.