When RStudio Chief Scientist Hadley Wickham announced that well-known stats professor and R package author Jenny Bryan was joining his team, it was interesting news.

When just a few weeks later he said that Max Kuhn at Pfizer was also coming on board, it raised more than a few eyebrows.

Two high-profile hires in three weeks? On top of another addition to his team in October? RStudio is still a somewhat small startup. Is there some sort of major expansion going on there?

I got a chance to ask Hadley Wickham directly this afternoon. His answer: The timing is somewhat of a coincidence. “The plan isn’t to add anyone else to my team in the near future,” he told me. Wickham’s own team there has expanded to five (dozens of others work at the company, too).

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