[R] 1.2.3 debian version

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Fri May 18 16:04:33 CEST 2001

"Dirk Eddelbuettel" <edd at debian.org> writes:

> > I'm wondering why there isn't yet the debian version of R 1.2.3. Am I 
> > missing something?
> The Debian maintainer (Hi Doug) hasn't gotten around to packaging it. But
> as he righly pointed out to me in private, 1.2.3 hasn't changed that much 
> from 1.2.2 on architectures other than the Mac. 
> Note also that you can always build your own .deb from the tarball(s) on the
> CRAN sites which is particularly helpful if you want to try the pre-releases.
> I am running pre1.3.0 on one of my machines. Mail me if you need a hand
> rolling your own .deb.
> That being said, it would be nice if the apt-get'able archive was populated with
> a new released version.   Maybe someone else at U Wisc could roll that? 

I will get a Debian 1.2.3 package out this weekend.  I am behind
schedule on that because I just finished final exam grading and am now
attending a conference here on Frontiers in Genetics.

By the way, Terry Speed of Univ of California - Berkeley spoke at the
genetics conference yesterday (he was the third speaker in a session
in which the first two were a Nobel Laureate and a member of the
National Academy of Sciences, which is pretty good company) and gave R
a very good plug.  He explained how they had used R in all their
statistical analyses of microarray data and showed the different
analytic techniques they have developed.  His group contributed the
sma package to CRAN.

I spoke with him after his talk and suggested that we may want to
create an R Special Interest Group on "genetics" or "bioinformatics" or
"microarray data", whichever buzzword seems appropriate.
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