Re: [Rd] Chi-squared test (PR#9350)

From: McGehee, Robert <>
Date: Wed 08 Nov 2006 - 15:40:01 GMT

Is Sahotra's abuse sending a wishlist item to R-bugs, or is his error phrasing a suggestion in the form of a question? It seems others have commented on the inability to specify df for chisq.test (see:, and adding an option certainly seems like a reasonable suggestion to me.

And of course, R-FAQ 9.2 does explicitly give a standard for reporting wishlist or non-bug items to the R-bugs: "There is a section of the bug repository for suggestions for enhancements for R labelled `wishlist'. Suggestions can be submitted in the same ways as bugs, but please ensure that the subject line makes clear that this is for the wishlist and not a bug report, for example by starting with `Wishlist:'."

So if your qualm is with how onerous and manual the R bugs tracking system is, rather than if the sender sent his question/comment to the wrong list or in the wrong form, then perhaps an upgrade to the R bug tracker is in order rather than discouraging sending wishlist items to the bugs archiving system.


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[] On Behalf Of Kasper Daniel Hansen Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 10:24 PM To:
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Subject: Re: [Rd] Chi-squared test (PR#9350)

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If this is not a bug why do you abuse the bug report system to ask a simple question? Now a member of R-core has to use valuable time to handle this bug report, time that could be far more profitable spent making improvements to R (or spend it otherwise). This is incredible selfish behavior.


On Nov 7, 2006, at 5:41 PM, wrote:

> Full_Name: Sahotra Sarkar
> Version: 2.2.0
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> This is not a bug: I'm just wondering why chisq.test does not allow
> the
> specification of the degree of freedom (df).
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