Re: CRAN src/contrib/Devel

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Subject: Re: CRAN src/contrib/Devel
From: Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Date: Thu 23 Dec 1999 - 02:11:19 EST


Message-ID: <14432.63528.2083.951147@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>

>>>>> Bill Venables writes:

>> The `src/contrib/Devel' dir contains
>> *dopt*
>> Finding D-optimal experimental designs.

>> 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'?

> What a surprise! I had no idea anyone was interested in this stuff or
> had bothered even to put it forward...

> This was originally my S-PLUS front end to some work of Miller &
> Nguyen on finding D-optimal designs with blocking. Had I known
> someone was interested in porting it to R I may have found some time
> to work on it. As it is I will not. If the contributor (Halvorsen)
> does nothing more with it I think it should be just dropped. There
> are problems with the Fortran and it would take some work to get it
> going. The S code is unnecessarily complicated as well. (I did it
> some time ago when I was younger and more ambitious...)

Simply drop it, without any replacement/improvement on its way?

Not that I would need it, but we certainly lack functionality in
experimental design ...

-k
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