Re: [R] Taking code from packages

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 14 Jan 2006 - 02:41:37 EST

On 1/13/06, Ales Ziberna <aleszib@gmail.com> wrote:
> First thank you for you reply!
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> First let me assure you that I did not think or intent to just use their
> code and use GPL as an excuse.
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> Although I would like to just make my package dependant on theirs and use
> their functions that is not possible. The main reason is that I do not want
> to use the whole functions, but just parts of it. For example, I only need
> one statistics, while their function computes several. Since I call my
> function several thousand times, I want to make it as fast as possible.

You might want to time the difference just in case. Predicting performance is notoriously difficult to do.



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