[R-sig-ME] Lack of replies from me

Ruben Roa Ureta rroa at udec.cl
Mon Feb 9 15:11:54 CET 2009

> I regret that I have been absent from the list for some time.  It
> happens that in the last couple of weeks I have been involved in a
> series of extremely unpleasant interactions on another, private email
> list that have left me with little enthusiasm for developing and
> supporting CRAN packages.  One conclusion I have reached from these
> interactions is that I will never allow lme4 to be a recommended
> package in R.  I am even having doubts about whether I want it to
> continue to be a CRAN package at all, as opposed to, say, moving it to
> Bioconductor or even switching development to another language.
> I'm sure the last option would be "cutting off my nose to spite my
> face" and I don't expect I would ever do that.  There are many
> wonderful aspects to R and many reasons why I want to continue to use
> it.  But right now I find myself forced to evaluate options other than
> putting a package on CRAN.

If you do that, please do let us know how to find information about and/or
new versions of lme4. I have been using your package for years now and
have been reading all your posts on mixed models. That and your book with
Pinheiro are my main source of knowledge and wisdom about mixed models.

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