R-beta: feedback R-0.62.2

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
30 Jul 1998 12:02:59 +0200

Rashid Nassar <rnassar@acpub.duke.edu> writes:

> I have one more nitpick, if I may:
> summary(aov.obj) prints significance *'s but doesn't print the legend
> at the bottom explaining their meaning (it is not parallel with
> summary(lm.obj)
> Question: Is this kind of nitpicking feedback useful (if so I'd be
> glad to continue to keep notes and send them as I'm using/playing with
> R, and please there is no need for you to answer or give workarounds,
> since none of this really prevents getting results)?  Or does it just
> get in the way of more important stuff (in which case I'll quite the
> nitpicking and only report if I get a real problem)? 

In general, it is useful. It's especially the smaller things that we
tend to overlook. The best place to send them is the R-devel list,
though - if you send them to a single person they may get lost. E.g.
significance stars are really Martin Maechlers pet. (I'll Cc: this
particular note to R-devel).

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