[Rd] Additions to the datasets package?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 10 12:04:35 CET 2004

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, John Maindonald wrote:

> I have posted, at http://wwwmaths.anu.edu.au/~john/r/newsets/
> image (.rda) files, and first stabs at .Rd files for various data on
> deaths in London from 1629 to 1939.  (There are of course gaps.)
> The sources (Guy 1882 & Stocks 1942) are documented in the
> .Rd files:
> (1) poxetc: measles, smallpox & total deaths: 1629-1881
> [I have deliberately left several inconsistencies that were
> in Guy's published data.]
> (2) measles: 1629-1939 [This includes the measles data from (1)]
> (3) whooping cough; 1740-1881.
> I had been planning to add these data to the DAAG package.
> I wonder however there is interest in adding them to the
> datasets package, as they seem to me data that may be of wide
> interest.  Is that package now seen as closed to further additions,
> or will additions continue from time to time?

I think only if examples are needed for methods in one of the standard 
packages (most likely stats).  The last time we added a substantial number 
of datasets was with the ts package.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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