Re: [Rd] Is xtable still being maintained?

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 13:29:09 -0400

On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 1:19 PM, oliver <oliver_at_first.in-berlin.de> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 07:40:24AM -0700, Spencer Graves wrote:

>>
>>
>> On 9/10/2011 6:06 AM, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >On 10.09.2011 13:26, Alastair wrote:
>> >>Hi,
>> >>
>> >>I wonder if anyone knows if the xtable package is still actively being
>> >>maintained? The last update to the CRAN was about 2 years ago.
>> >>Earlier in
>> >>the year I found I wanted to use the short caption option of
>> >>LaTeX tables to
>> >>display an abridged title in my table of contents. It was a relatively
>> >>simple change to get xtable to support this. I bundled up my changes and
>> >>sent the maintainer David B. Dahl an email and I got absolutely
>> >>no response?
>> >
>> >Try to "ping" - at least I do so in this case. No response would
>> >be unfortunate, of course.
>>
>>
>> David B. Dahl still has a web site as an Associate Professor
>> at Texas A&M U.
>> >
>> >
>> >>What's the etiquette for this kind of situation? I think he's done a
>> >>sterling job maintaining a really useful package; I wanted to help and
>> >>contribute to the community but if he's not doing it anymore how
>> >>can anyone
>> >>get their improvements / bug fixes into circulation?
>> >
>> >xtable's DESCRIPTION file says
>> >
>> >License: GPL (>= 2)
>> >
>> >so go ahead in case you do not get a response.
>> >
>> >Best,
>> >Uwe Ligges
>>
>>
>> xtable has a long list of reverse depends, imports, suggests
>> and enhances, so many people clearly think it's useful.
>>
>>
>> My preference is to encourage the maintainer(s) to migrate the
>> project to R-Forge where others can help maintain it and add
> [...]
>
> AFAIK xtable was also there available, but looking it up via search function
> it seems not to be the case.
> So I may have mixed up it with a different package... hmhhh ah, I think it
> was zoo-package. Hmhh, yes, I think zoo... and the r-forge zoo-package allows
> rollapply() also on any data type, wheras the older r-cran zoo only allowed
> rollapply() to zoo-dataytpe (at lkeast at that time when I compared both packages).

That has since become the CRAN version of zoo:

> library(zoo)
> rollapply(1:10, 3, sum)
[1] 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27
> packageVersion("zoo")
[1] 1.7.4

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