[RsR] robustbase, names

Peter Filzmoser P.Filzmoser at tuwien.ac.at
Thu Feb 2 08:03:12 CET 2006

I understand that moving functions to robustbase is only
meant for "basic" functions, and not for more specialized
methods. Eg. I don't think it would make much sense to
merge the package mvoutlier into robustbase.
In that case the pragmatic proposal of Martin is fine.

Concerning names: Both variants are attractive:
1) With "rob"... we can easiliy see which functions exist
on robustness. However, this might be more interesting
for "robustnics".
2) With ..."rob" it is easier for the user to guess the
"robustified" version of what he/she is using all the
Since robustnics are well informed about the progress
of "Robustness and R" ;-) I would prefer the second variant.

Yes and - sure, I will also come to useR! and send an

Best regards,

From: Peter Filzmoser
       E-mail: P.Filzmoser at tuwien.ac.at

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