Re: [R] Holt-Winters code in R or S?

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From: Peter Dalgaard BSA (
Date: Fri 23 Feb 2001 - 20:36:27 EST

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"M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <> writes:

> > So, is there a role for //RLIB ?.. just R code, not interfaces to DLL's ..
> > where people can easily upload simple R functions that can be used
> > caveat emptor.
> Well, I am planning a (more or less) finance-specific R code
> repository on *my* web page, although it was intended only for my
> *own* creations in this area. I only have 50 megabytes to work with,
> so it might not be feasible for me to serve up *everyone's* R
> finance code. I was also planning R code and small demo-sized
> datasets *only*; no attempt made to provide S compatibility
> (although I do intend to test on both Windows and Linux), no
> packages, C or Fortran, etc.

Um, just allow me to interject that the package mechanism is there for
good reasons. Even for code without shared libraries and such, it
provides mechanisms to ensure

- easy installation
- a minimum level of documentation
- some amount of quality assurance
- easy ways of checking that the code still works with new versions of R
Please use it. I can see the temptation of an effortless "take it or
leave it repository", but such repositories all too easily become the
victim of bitrot.

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