CRAN src/contrib/Devel

Kurt Hornik
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 17:11:19 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> Bill Venables writes:

>> The `src/contrib/Devel' dir contains
>> *dopt*
>> Finding D-optimal experimental designs.

>> which have all been there for a long time.
>> What is the current status, is any of the above getting ready for being
>> moved into `src/contrib'?

> What a surprise! I had no idea anyone was interested in this stuff or
> had bothered even to put it forward...

> This was originally my S-PLUS front end to some work of Miller &
> Nguyen on finding D-optimal designs with blocking.  Had I known
> someone was interested in porting it to R I may have found some time
> to work on it.  As it is I will not.  If the contributor (Halvorsen)
> does nothing more with it I think it should be just dropped.  There
> are problems with the Fortran and it would take some work to get it
> going.  The S code is unnecessarily complicated as well.  (I did it
> some time ago when I was younger and more ambitious...)

Simply drop it, without any replacement/improvement on its way?

Not that I would need it, but we certainly lack functionality in
experimental design ...

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