Removal of support for stat packages (Omegahat, Stata, others)
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Jan 30 15:57:25 CET 2004
> Does anyone still use the Omegahat support that ESS provides? Not
> having used it in a while, I was recently informed that it's broken on
> the most recent versions of XEmacs.
> I'd like to remove it from ESS as bit-rot, unless someone is still
> using it (you can reply privately if you want).
> Stata is a similar issue -- Bill Rising's version is better in many
> ways. While we've talked about integration, no one has had time.
> The current version works only marginally well with Stata 7 and higher
> (note that I used Stata semi-heavily until Stata 7 was released).
> Right now, as far as I know, we've got in ESS core, package to
> R: Kurt, Martin, Rich, Tony, Stephen
> XLispstat: Tony
> S-PLUS: Rich, (?Martin)
> SAS: Rodney, Rich
> Stata : ??
> Omegahat: ??
> iPython (ha, bet you didn't know about that one :-): Tony
I agree that if we don't have developers interested in supporting a
package, then that support should be dropped. However, is in there
any hope of recruiting Bill for Stata and somebody else for Omegahat?
If not, then the only problem that I see in dropping support is that
the JCGS article mentions these packages. So, if dropping is agreed
to, then I'd add the following corrections to the paper:
Key Words: drop Stata
pg. 2, par. 2: drop Stata and Omegahat references
pg. 2, last line: drop "Stata,"
pg. 4, second to last sentence: drop "and Stata"
pg. 5, par. 2, last sentence: drop "Stata,"
pg. 12, last paragraph: drop "Thomas Lumley's ... into ESS."
Table 1: drop Stata and Omegahat references
pg. 15: drop Stata and Omegahat references
Rodney Sparapani Medical College of Wisconsin
Sr. Biostatistician Patient Care & Outcomes Research
rsparapa at mcw.edu http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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