[R] popular R packages
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 16:01:24 CET 2009
On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 10:49 AM, hadley wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> wrote:
>> More seriously : I don't think relative numbers of package downloads can
>> be interpreted in any reasonable way, because reasons for package
>> download have a very wide range from curiosity ("what's this ?"), fun
>> (think "fortunes"...), to vital need tthink lme4 if/when a consensus on
>> denominator DFs can be reached :-)...). What can you infer in good faith
>> from such a mess ?
> So when we have messy data with measurement error, we should just give
> up? Doesn't sound very statistical! ;)
Also I would think that the rankings would be meaningful since
the factors that cause the absolute numbers to be off would affect
all packages equally.
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