I intended to write a brief post some years ago after he retired. I didn’t, but there’s this Festschrift for Jan de Leeuw on the JSS. It was great to meet him at Rennes, even if I was too shy (which I believe is just my latent Asperger’s syndrome) to engage in a conversation with him. I remember the time where I subscribed to his mailing list on statistical computing (“StatCompute Digest”), and the
.mac shared point he used for his
/usr/local resources. That was a great time. I learned a lot from the man. He’s definitively not retired. Thank youi, Jan.