The Greatest Mathematician Since Antiquity

Display a random fact about Carl Friedrich Gauss based the on collection curated by Mike Cavers via the <> site.

The Greatest Mathematician Since Antiquity

This package displays randomly-chosen facts about Carl Friedrich Gauss, based on the collection curated by Mike Cavers via the gaussfacts web site. Each call of gaussfacts() displays another (randomly chosen) fact.


R> library(gaussfacts)                  # load the package
R> set.seed(1)                          # so that this is predictable
R> gaussfact()
Gauss can shave with Occam's razor.

Package Status

Complete and functional, no dependencies, passes tests.


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

R> install.packages("gaussfacts")


Dirk Eddelbuettel


GPL (>= 2)


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0.0.2 by Dirk Eddelbuettel, 5 years ago

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Authors: Dirk Eddelbuettel

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GPL (>= 2) license

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