Ross Ihaka is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Auckland, who is recognized, along with Robert Gentleman, as one of the originators of the R programming language. He received the Royal Society of New Zealand's Pickering Medal in 2008 for his work on R. He is currently working on a new programming language based on Lisp.
- *http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~ihaka/ Ross Ihaka's Web Pages
- Ihaka, R.; Gentleman, R. (1996). "R: A Language for Data Analysis and Graphics". Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 5 (3): 299–314. doi:10.2307/1390807. JSTOR 1390807.
- Vance, Ashlee (7 January 2009). "Data Analysts Captivated by R's Power". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
- Pickering Medal: Recipients, Royal Society of New Zealand.