[Rd] Another wishlist for R
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 21 11:35:55 MET 2004
Note that `R base' could mean the base package or the R distribution, and
I don't know which is meant. Could one of you please clarify?
The base package in R-devel is much reduced, but these could be a
candidates for the `utils' (or perhaps `tools') packages.
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Patrick Burns wrote:
> 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
> (home of S Poetry and "A Guide for the Unwilling S User")
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