[R] Bias to do with search engines

From: Patrick Connolly <p.connolly_at_hortresearch.co.nz>
Date: Thu 19 May 2005 - 09:18:12 EST

On Wed, 18-May-2005 at 02:55PM -0700, kwright@eskimo.com wrote:

|>
|> First, a disclaimer. I am not affiliatied with the SAMM package. I am
|> only a user of the package, but I have been contacted (off list) by people
|> requesting information about SAMM and so I am posting this information
|> here.
|>
|> SAMM is software for fitting mixed models. Versions are available for
|> both S-Plus and R. More information and downloads of the software (and
|> manual) are available here:
|> http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/fieldcrops/14715.html
|> This URL appears not to be indexed by Google, which is part of the reason
|> I am posting this.

Old timers who haven't forgotten about AltaVista will be able to find it -- though it's still only 4th on the list even when I did a search for the string "Spatial Analysis Mixed Models". What's more, the word "spatial" doesn't even appear in the three that are listed before it.

Somehow, southern hemisphere sites aren't taken as seriously as those from that other hemisphere. Is there a word for that type of bias?

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Patrick Connolly
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