[R] porting splancs library to R
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 19 11:43:58 CEST 2000
>>>>> "Roger" == Roger Bivand <rsb at reclus.nhh.no> writes:
Roger> Both Nicholas Lewin-Koh <kohnicho at comp.nus.edu.sg> and I have
Roger> compiled splancs using the rw1011 standard compilation route
Roger> with success - keeping to the instructions given in the
Roger> readme.packages file and using Brian Ripley's portal works
Roger> wonders. The R source package we used is on
Roger> but still has the original copyright texts, and has not been
Roger> released to CRAN. Barry Rowlingson has said:
BaRo> "I'm happy to release the code under an 'unlimited distribution'
BaRo> license. I'm not sure about copyright - as long as my name,
BaRo> email, and web address is in there somewhere I'm happy. I think
BaRo> some mention of zero-warranty shuold go in there too."
BaRo> "Splancs is free. Take it, use it, modify it, but make sure
BaRo> anyone who gets it can find out where it first came from easily
Roger> but I'm not sure that that is enough for CRAN.
I think it is.
I even think you can release it under the GNU public License,
*adding* to a Copyright for Barry Rowlingson (and yourself if you want).
Roger> I've added examples, test data, and for successive releases of R
Roger> check that "R CMD check splancs" works.
Roger> I have however taken out the uk() function and data. The data
Roger> sets are from Bailey and Gatrell's "Interactive Spatial Data
Roger> Analysis", and their distribution has been approved.
?? they *did* approve the distribution of the uk() map data,
but you haven't included it? [I must have misunderstood ..].
Roger> If the licence issue is resolved, then having the source and
Roger> binaries on CRAN would help a fair number of people who ask from
Roger> time to time.
yes! and as said above, I think there's no real license problem left
from what I read above [but then I may be not enough strict ..].
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