add-on packages

Thomas Lumley
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 08:24:39 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Kurt Hornik wrote:
> Another interesting fact is data duplication.  More than 10 data sets
> show up in more than one package.  Maybe we should add these to the main
> distribution then?

I don't think this follows. Disk space is much cheaper than name space
(perhaps even when we get the promised new features)

> Finally (again?), please make sure that your packages do not mask system
> features.

Note that this requires quite frequent checking -- system features do keep
being added.

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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