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

From: Ben Bolker <bbolker_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 17:30:09 +0000

Tim Triche, Jr. <tim.triche <at> gmail.com> writes:  

> it's already in the VGAM package
>
> http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~yee/VGAM/
>

[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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