[Rd] Re: Deprecate La.eigen? -- correction

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 15 11:42:23 MET 2004

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> I would like to deprecate La.eigen.  It is used in a few packages
> (ade4, fpc, gss, mvtnorm and smoothSurv on CRAN), but only in usages where 
> replacing `La.eigen' by `eigen' would call exactly the same code.
> The reason for wanting to deprecate it is that little-used interfaces tend
> to get overlooked, e.g. PR#5406, a report on eigen, needed to be applied
> to La.eigen as well.  We have also fixed NaNs issues in eigen but not
> La.eigen.
> Does anyone have code that uses the extra features of eigen?

Oops: of La.eigen, that is the `method' argument.
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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