[R] Bias to do with search engines

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Thu May 19 01:18:12 CEST 2005

On Wed, 18-May-2005 at 02:55PM -0700, kwright at eskimo.com wrote:

|> First, a disclaimer.  I am not affiliatied with the SAMM package.  I am
|> only a user of the package, but I have been contacted (off list) by people
|> requesting information about SAMM and so I am posting this information
|> here.
|> SAMM is software for fitting mixed models.  Versions are available for
|> both S-Plus and R.  More information and downloads of the software (and
|> manual) are available here:
|>    http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/fieldcrops/14715.html
|> This URL appears not to be indexed by Google, which is part of the reason
|> I am posting this.

Old timers who haven't forgotten about AltaVista will be able to find
it -- though it's still only 4th on the list even when I did a search
for the string "Spatial Analysis Mixed Models".  What's more, the word
"spatial" doesn't even appear in the three that are listed before it.

Somehow, southern hemisphere sites aren't taken as seriously as those
from that other hemisphere.  Is there a word for that type of bias?

Patrick Connolly
Mt Albert
New Zealand 
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