Re: [Rd] Patch to add Beta binomial distribution. Mentor needed!

From: Joan Maspons <j.maspons_at_creaf.uab.cat>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 19:38:32 +0200

Hi,
I filled a bug [1] and I tried to build a package without success. If there are no news in a while I'll try some to convince some package developers to add this distribution

[1] https://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=14936

Thanks for the feedback,
Joan

2012/5/22 Ben Bolker <bbolker_at_gmail.com>

>
> [various snippage]
>
> also see
>
> library("sos")
> findFn("dbetabin*")
>
> and
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8065835/
> proposing-feature-requests-to-the-r-core-team/8066062#8066062
> [url broken]
>
> for some context on why you should build a package instead
> of trying to get a patch accepted in base R ...
>
> Ben Bolker
>
>
> > > On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Joan Maspons
> > > wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > 2012/5/22 Christophe Dutang <dutangc <at> gmail.com>
> > > >
> > > >> Dear Joan,
> > > >>
> > > <snip>
> > > >> If you want to contribute to R, you should write a package and
> submit it
> > > >> to CRAN. See http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-exts.html
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > It's necessary to develop a package before to add the functions to
> > > R-base?
> > > > I just want to add beta binomial and beta negative binomial
> distributions
> > > > which from my point of view are not more strange than distributions
> > > > included in R-base. I think they are quite common in order to
> simulate a
> > > > binomial or negative binomial process in an stochastic environment.
> > > >
> > > In order to add functions to the main R distribution, you have to
> > > convince someone on R-core to maintain the code.
>
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Joan Maspons
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Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Catalonia
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