Because things keep changing and deprecating prior to the big 1.0.0 release. People are having issues with loss/replaced functions without warning. Here is a decorator for the aliases.
To use with node:
$ npm install ramda-alias
Then in the console:
var ramda = ;ramda;
If a CommonJS environment isn't detected, the module will attempt to alias the methods on a global Ramda instance (on window.R).