Re: [R] Validation of R

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From: A.J. Rossini (rossini@blindglobe.net)
Date: Fri 18 Apr 2003 - 06:55:08 EST


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>> From: Paul, David A [mailto:paulda@BATTELLE.ORG]

>> For software, our internal standards basically say that
>>
>> (1) COTS (Com'l Off The Shelf software) developed by a
>> company having both a long history of selling high-quality
>> products and good QA doesn't need extensive from-scratch
>> validation, only validation of simpler routines like the
>> computation of means, variances, linear regression models,
>> &etc. (After all, how would anyone really validate what,
>> say, PROC NLMIXED yields in a complex growth-curve application?)

Too bad that can't be edited just a bit:

(1) OTS (Off the Shelf software) developed by a group having both a
long history of creating high-quality products and good QA which
doesn't need extensive from-scratch validation, only validation of
simpler routines like the computation of means, variances, linear
regression models, etc. (After all, how would anyone really validate
what, say, nlme(), yields in a complex growth-curve application, other
than one of the originators of one of the families of NLME
algorithms?)

best,
-tony

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