[Rd] Another wishlist for R
pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Wed Jan 21 11:13:47 MET 2004
Warnes, Gregory R wrote:
>>1. Add "head" and "tail" to R base.
>> Patrick Burns has these:
>> Very handy functions for checking data manipulation.
>How about we just add these to a package available on CRAN? How about we
>just make a package of the Burns Statistics functions? There are already
This sounds suspiciously like an editorial "we".
I do have plans of a package of Burns Statistics functions, but haven't
got around to it yet. However, I do agree with Kevin that "head" and
"tail" are good candidates for base (though I'm not sure it would be
number 1 on my wishlist). "head" and especially "tail" have value in
programming as well as interactive use, which I think is a stronger
argument for inclusion in base than just being handy interactively.
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