[R-pkg-devel] package CatDataAnalysis
ch@r||e @end|ng |rom @t@t@umn@edu
Sun Jun 28 18:38:50 CEST 2020
Actually the wooldridge package does not seem to satisfy any of the
specific requests CRAN asked me for. I have checked several other CRAN
packages for textbooks and they don't seem to satisfy those requirements
either. So this seems to be a new idea from CRAN.
On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 11:32 AM Neal Fultz <nfultz using gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure exactly what cran is asking for, but the wooldridge
> package is a good example of a text book data set package, so maybe
> you can use the same format they did.
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:08 AM Charles Geyer <charlie using stat.umn.edu>
> > I have a package that has the datasets for Categorical Data Analysis by
> > Agresti that do not appear in the book. The whole package is a github
> > https://github.com/cjgeyer/CatDataAnalysis. All of the data were
> > translated mechanically using the R script foo.R included in the repo
> > not in the package) from Agresti's web site
> > http://www.stat.ufl.edu/~aa/cda/data.html.
> > This package seems to be a useful service to students and teachers. The
> > data
> > are much simpler to use with this package than trying to get the data
> > Agresti's web page (foo.R has 277 lines of code).
> > When I submitted the package to CRAN, I got the following response.
> > > The Description field of the DESCRIPTION file is intended to be a (one
> > > paragraph) description of what the package does and why it may be
> > > useful. Please elaborate. Tell the users what the datasets are about
> > > what they contain so they can use them even when they haven't read your
> > > book.
> > > Please fix and resubmit, and document what was changed in the
> > > comments.
> > In an alternate universe without copyright law this seems a reasonable
> > request. In this universe it seems to be asking for trouble. I know
> > fair use, but I am not a lawyer and do not want to walk the borderline
> > between fair use and copyright violation.
> > The package as it is seems OK because it comes from the author's public
> > site and these data were never in the book.
> > Please note that I made Alan Agresti (with his acquiescence) the author
> > the package because it is his book and his data, but I (or rather foo.R)
> > did all the work.
> > I replied to cran.r-project.org, but that was apparently sent to
> > This book is IMHO the authoritative textbook on the subject. Amazon
> > rank agrees. The book is used for many courses. So this package would
> > very helpful as is to many students and teachers.
> > So what to do? Is there any way to get this package on CRAN?
> > --
> > Charles Geyer
> > Professor, School of Statistics
> > Resident Fellow, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
> > University of Minnesota
> > charlie using stat.umn.edu
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University of Minnesota
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