[R] [FORGED] cumulative distribtuion function for multinomial distribution in R

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 09:55:13 CEST 2015

I know exactly this:


As I understand things (but I am not a CRAN maintainer): This is compatible with a situation where the maintainer exists but doesn't update the package. I think a package only gets to orphaned status if the maintainer steps down or disappears. 


> On 29 Sep 2015, at 22:44 , Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> On 30/09/15 01:35, peter dalgaard wrote:
>> On 29 Sep 2015, at 04:16 , Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>>> On 29/09/15 14:58, li li wrote:
>>>> Hi all, In R, is there a function for the cumulative distribution
>>>> function for multinomial distribution? I only see pmultinom and
>>>> rmultinom which are the prabability mass function and the
>>>> function for generating multinomial random variables
>>>> respectively.
>>> A moment's Googling would have led you to pmvnorm in package
>>> "mvtnorm".
>> A moment spent with a cup of strong coffee would have led you to
>> realize that multinomial and multivariate normal are two different
>> things....  ;-)
> Yeah, well, some brains would help too.
> Be that as it were, did you see my follow-up post in respect of the (actually relevant) MFSAS package and it's "orphaned" (or not) status?
> The package (source version in the Archives) seems to be basically OK. Did the maintainer just disappear off the face of the earth?
> According to my reading of the README, this should instigate an "orphaned" annotation in the DESCRIPTION file, but there doesn't seem to be one.
> cheers,
> Rolf
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