Amazing Random Facts About the World's Greatest Hacker

Display a randomly selected quote about Richard M. Stallman based on the collection in the 'GNU Octave' function 'fact()' which was aggregated by Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso based on the (now defunct) site (which is accessible only via <>).

Amazing Random Facts About the World's Greatest Hacker

The excellent GNU Octave contains a function fact. It is contributed by Jordi Gutiérrez 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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0.0.3 by Dirk Eddelbuettel, 5 years ago

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Authors: Dirk Eddelbuettel

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imported by cowsay.

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