[R] Three most useful R package

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Thu Mar 4 21:29:46 CET 2010

Well, the HeadSlap package would of course require the esp package so that it could tell the difference between someone doing something clever and someone doing something because "everyone else does".

For example, user 1 calls the pie function, HeadSlap using esp finds out that user 1 will also be creating a bar chart and dot plot of same data to use in a presentation comparing the types of plots and showing why you should not use pie charts.  HeadSlap allows pie chart to be created.

User 2 calls the pie function because they think pie charts are pretty and have never learned better, HeadSlap first issues a warning/error with references to Cleveland and others.  Further attempts to use pie by same user for same reason result in activating the hardware.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Jim Lemon
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:49 AM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Three most useful R package
> On Wed, 3 Mar 2010 11:52:48 -0700 Greg Snow <Greg.Snow at imail.org>
> wrote:
>  > I also want a package that when people misuse certain
>  > functions/techniques it will cause a small door on the
>  > side of their monitor/computer to open and a mechanical
>  > hand will come out and slap them upside the head. But
>  > that package will not be useful until the hardware
>  > support is available.
> Hi Greg,
> Had not my grandfather and a workmate, over 60 years ago, worked out a
> way to do something that no one else had been able to do by running a
> machine in a way that it was not supposed to be run, I might agree with
> you.
> Jim
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