[Rd] depending on orphaned packages?
bbo|ker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Sep 25 02:09:55 CEST 2019
SuppDists is orphaned on CRAN (and has been since 2013).
Oddly, the simulate method for the inverse.gaussian family
[inverse.gaussian()$simulate] depends (in a loose sense) on SuppDists
(it fails if the SuppDists namespace is not available:
if (!requireNamespace("SuppDists", quietly = TRUE))
stop("need CRAN package 'SuppDists' for simulation from the
The statmod package also implements inverse gaussian d/p/q/r functions
<https://journal.r-project.org/archive/2016-1/giner-smyth.pdf>. It is
lightweight (depends on R >= 3.0.0, imports only base packages [stats
and graphics]) and has been around for a long time (archived versions on
CRAN go back to 2003).
Would it make sense to replace the call to SuppDists::rinvGauss with a
corresponding call to statmod::rinvgauss ? Would a patch be considered?
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