[R-pkg-devel] package CatDataAnalysis

Charles Geyer ch@r||e @end|ng |rom @t@t@umn@edu
Sun Jun 28 20:18:30 CEST 2020

That's a good idea about adding some licence info to the web page, but note
that Agresti is not the original source of any of this data.  Some of it
was published in subject matter papers by the scientists involved.  For
some perhaps (I don't know) Alan got the whole data set via consulting and
the whole data (as opposed to summary statistics) was never published.
This is the case for almost all real data that statisticians re-analyze for
examples.  There is no "licence" and AFAIK (IANAL) none is needed.  If
there were most textbooks and most papers in statistics would be in
violation of law.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 1:08 PM Ivan Krylov <krylov.r00t using gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:07:46 -0500
> Charles Geyer <charlie using stat.umn.edu> wrote:
> >Please note that I made Alan Agresti (with his acquiescence) the
> >author of the package
> Sorry to derail this, but is it possible for Alan Agresti to add a line
> to the page [*] allowing redistribution of the data, preferably under
> the terms of a well-known license such as CC BY-NC [**] or ODbL [***]?
> As it stands, CRAN only has your word (and the fact that this whole
> thread is Cc: to Prof. Agresti) that Alan Agresti agreed to have the
> data published as an R package. It might be needed to allow creating
> derivative works to make creating such a package feasible, though
> (otherwise I would assume that only literal redistribution is allowed).
> With that done, you could be much more comfortable providing the
> requested description for the package, no?
> --
> Best regards,
> Ivan
> [*] http://www.stat.ufl.edu/~aa/cda/data.html
> [**] https://creativecommons.org/licenses/
> [***] https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/

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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