Re: [Rd] Suggestions for packages / help / index (long mail)

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Thu 25 Nov 2004 - 15:38:05 EST

Eric Lecoutre <lecoutre <at>> writes:

: At 15:06 24/11/2004, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
: >Eric Lecoutre <lecoutre <at>> writes:
: >
: >: 6. Final point has already been discussed in the past. It is about misc
: >: packages and pieces of code. I propose the creation of 5 packages:
: >: - miscGraphics (keywords: misc, Graphics)
: >: - miscStatistics (keywords: misc, Statistics)
: >: - miscMathematics (keywords: misc, Mathematics)
: >: - miscBasics (keywords: misc, Basics)
: >: - miscProgramming (keywords: misc, Programming)
: >
: >Rather than preset the categories perhaps evolving them would
: >be better, just starting out with a single Misc package and then
: >decomposing it into multiple packages as the categories become
: >clear.
: Those categories are taken from KEYWORDS (master entries). I guess it
: wouldn't be difficult to still have substancial entries for those packages,
: if some misc package maintainer would make the job to break their package
: into pieces. BTW, I have to admit this choice is not easy to make for
: several reasons, the main one beeing to keep the ability to modify one's
: own contributions.
: For those packages, a collaborative plattform such as SourceForge and so
: on, with Sync-ability, could be a good choice.
: Eric

Sorry, I did not understand the keyword connection you were making. My comment was based on the 80/20 idea that if 80% of the software gets contributed to 20%, i.e. one of the packages, then perhaps having 5 is superfluous. If the categories are made afterwards, rather than before, one can construct them to esnure a more even number of routines. mailing list Received on Thu Nov 25 15:44:03 2004

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