Re: CRAN src/contrib/Devel

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Subject: Re: CRAN src/contrib/Devel
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (
Date: Mon 20 Dec 1999 - 17:25:29 EST

Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9912200718100.23299-100000@auk.stats>

On 19 Dec 1999, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Kurt Hornik <> writes:
> > The `src/contrib/Devel' dir contains
> >
> > *bats*
> > Basic time series modelling functions.
> > *dopt*
> > Finding D-optimal experimental designs.
> > *tcltk*
> > Basic interface with Tcl/Tk.
> > *timeslab*
> > Time series routines.
> > *vtcl*
> > Interface to Visual Tcl.
> >
> > which have all been there for a long time.
> >
> > What is the current status, is any of the above getting ready for being
> > moved into `src/contrib'?
> The two tcl things by Guido are actually quite nice, at least as
> proofs of concepts. With the right intro text, I'd say that they could
> move to contrib.
> I'd expect the ts things to be superseded by later events. Brian?

That's for their authors to say. I would regard bats as superseded by ts.
timeslab is a port to R of a port to S of some routines in a DOS package
accompanying a book by Newton, and so might be useful for users of that
book. My understanding is that the copyright had not been resolved: the
porter had not sought the author's permission. If there has been no
progress within a year I suggest we drop this.

I see ratetables is in Devel. This is part of survival4, separated
out to save space, so I think it should really be in Old.


Brian D. Ripley,        
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