[Rd] Is xtable still being maintained?

From: David B. Dahl <dahl_at_stat.tamu.edu>
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 12:14:07 -0500


Hello,

Regarding whether xtable is still maintained, yes, but at a minimal level.  I am committed to ensuring that it passes the tests on the latest version of R, but I am having difficulty finding the time and interest in incorporating new features. So, I'd be very glad if someone would like to take over as the maintainer. In fact, a few weeks ago I sent the following e-mail to Kurt Hornik:

Kurt,

I am the original author and maintainer of the xtable package first released in 2000. Judging by the reverse dependencies and its common use with Sweave, the popularity of my xtable far exceeded my expectations.

xtable does everything I need (and more!), but I still get occasional requests for new features, etc. I find that I have little time and interest in extending it much further. I am happy to continue to make sure it passes the checks with new releases of R, but I wonder if the community would be served by a new maintainer. I read the document here:

http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Orphaned/README

Do you have any further suggestions for a smooth transition?

--

David B. Dahl
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University

Phone: 979-845-3141
E-mail: dahl_at_stat.tamu.edu
Website: http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~dahl

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