[Rd] Another wishlist for R

Patrick Burns 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
>.Rd files...

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.  

Patrick Burns

Burns Statistics
patrick at burns-stat.com
+44 (0)20 8525 0696
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