Re: [R] popular R packages

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 08:49:54 -0600

> More seriously : I don't think relative numbers of package downloads can
> be interpreted in any reasonable way, because reasons for package
> download have a very wide range from curiosity ("what's this ?"), fun
> (think "fortunes"...), to vital need tthink lme4 if/when a consensus on
> denominator DFs can be reached :-)...). What can you infer in good faith
> from such a mess ?

So when we have messy data with measurement error, we should just give up? Doesn't sound very statistical! ;)



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