[R-pkgs] Version 3.6-0 of rms package now on CRAN

Frank Harrell f.harrell at Vanderbilt.Edu
Tue Oct 30 23:33:25 CET 2012

There have been a number of improvements and bug fixes in the rms 
package which is now on CRAN for linux/unix (and shortly to be available 
for Mac and Windows).

    * Gls: Updated optimization calls - had become inconsistent with gls 
and failed if > 1 correlation parameter (thanks: Mark Seeto 
<markseeto at gmail.com>); removed opmeth argument
    * print.fastbw: added argument: estimates
    * survplot.survfit: handled fact that survival:::summary.survfit may 
not preserve order of strata levels.  Also fixed survit.cph and cph; 
Thanks: William.Fulp at moffitt.org
    * plot.Predict: added example showing how to rename variables in plot
    * print(fit object, latex=TRUE): added latex.naprint.delete, used 
new Hmisc latexDotchart function to make a dot chart of number of NAs 
due to each model variable if at least 4 variables have NAs
    * added trans argument to plot.anova.rms to allow transformed scales
    * Corrected cph to use model.offset(); thanks: Simon Thornley 
<s.thornley at auckland.ac.nz>
    * Changed latex.anova.rms to use REGRESSION instead of TOTAL label
    * Changed gendata, contrast.rms to allow expand=FALSE to prevent 
expand.grid from being called to generate all combinations of predictors
    * Added type= to plot.Predict to allow user to specify a different 
default line/point type (especially useful when x is categorical)
    * Corrected bug in offset in psm - made default offset the length of X
    * Corrected bug in calibrate.psm (fixed -> parms)
    * predab.resample, calibrate.cph, calibrate.default, calibrate.psm: 
stopped putting results from overall initial fit into .Global and 
instead had predab.resample put them in attribute keepinfo, obtained 
from measure()

Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chairman      School of Medicine
                    Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University

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