[R-pkgs] New versions of Hmisc and Design on CRAN
Frank E Harrell Jr
f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Jun 4 15:04:31 CEST 2004
New versions of source packages for Hmisc and Design are available from
CRAN for R 1.9 on Linux/Unix. Knowing Uwe Ligges, a Windows binary is
not far behind. Changelogs are at
These versions pass R CMD check for the latest R-devel so I expect they
will work on the next production release of R.
Of special note is the Hmisc sasxport.get function's new method='csv'
argument. This works with a SAS macro to use SAS PROC EXPORT to export
an entire data library, and handles variable and value labels, date,
time, data/time variables [for dates, the new R Date class is now used
as is also now used for sas.get, spss.get, csv.get]. We have found the
new SAS import method in sasxport.get to be the most reliable way to
convert datasets from SAS if you can run SAS on your system or on a
server. An example may be found at
the SAS macro is at
The main page for Hmisc is http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/s/Hmisc .
sasxport.get largely supplants sas.get.
For those users who are not familiar with the Hmisc/LaTeX combination,
have a look at
Thanks to Kurt Hornik for always providing such an excellent service to
the community through his work on CRAN.
Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
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