What's in a [package] name?

There are now more than 8000 packages available on CRAN, each of them presumably lovingly designed by their respective creators. As a naive package developer, and reading Hadley’s guide to naming packages I’m interested in how people choose names for their packages. A great package name is a beautiful thing (will anyone beat lubridate?). In a process perhaps similar to naming a child (sorry kids), I expect this is something that the parent of the package takes great pains over, but those who use the name in the future don’t necessarily think about, unless it is particularly good, or bad. [Read More]