[R] typo in contrast package's vignettes

Petr PIKAL petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Thu Feb 4 08:44:01 CET 2010


I was only following your discussion and I wonder where you did get 
mentioned PDF.

Max's email is on its first page.

Version 0.12
Date 2009-10-15
Title A collection of contrast methods
Author Max Kuhn, contributions from Steve Weston, Jed Wing and James 
Maintainer Max Kuhn <max.kuhn at pfizer.com>
Depends R (>= 2.2.1), Design


r-help-bounces at r-project.org napsal dne 04.02.2010 06:44:35:

> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 4:53 PM, David Scott <d.scott at auckland.ac.nz> 
> > Peng Yu wrote:
> >>
> >> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Max Kuhn <mxkuhn at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Wait, what were we talking about? Right...it is a typo. It should be
> >>> c'beta in the numerator.
> >>>
> >>> Peng: As the package maintainer, you really should send me a quick
> >>> email about it instead of posting to the list.
> >>>
> >>> Let's not waste the bandwidth anymore. Given the number of typos in 
> >>> documentation, this amount of email bring down the whole system.
> >>
> >> Would you please put the email in the vignette? As I don't find it. I
> >> sometime did take the long way to find the emails of the authors, but
> >> a lot of the time they just don't reply. There were no guarantee you
> >> would reply. But I know that you will reply and will send you the
> >> message if I found any other problems with the packages.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Peng
> >>
> >
> >
> > This is becoming quite vexatious Peng Yu. How long have you been using 
> > You are not a total newbie. R is an environment which rewards a bit of
> > exploration and experimentation.
> >
> > Every package has a maintainer whose email is given on CRAN. In the 
case of
> > the contrast package that is at
> > http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/contrast/index.html
> Thank you for your reminder. I was reading the pdf document rather
> than the package website. I'll remember that I can find the email from
> the website. But could the author include the emails in the pdf files?
> It is a favor to the reader of the document to include the emails in
> the document itself.
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