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

From: Tim Triche, Jr. <tim.triche_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 10:44:17 -0700

It's in VGAM, remember? Not a bug.

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Joan Maspons <j.maspons_at_creaf.uab.cat>wrote:

> 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
> CREAF (Centre de Recerca EcolÚgica i Aplicacions Forestals)
> Universitat AutÚnoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Catalonia
> Tel +34 93 581 2915 j.maspons_at_creaf.uab.cat
> http://www.creaf.uab.cat
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