funfits (PR#137)

Peter Dalgaard BSA
10 Mar 1999 11:11:22 +0100 writes:

> I do think that problems with a package should be taken up with the
> author/porter:
> auk% less DESCRIPTION 
> Package: funfits
> Version: 2.0-3
> Author: S original by Doug Nychka <>
>         R port by Albrecht Gebhardt <>.
> If you feel the need to file a report to R-bugs on a package, we do need an
> example that we can reproduce and work on.  On the evidence so far I am
> not convinced there is a bug here.

I'll just add that there is a slot called "Packages" in the bug filing
system which holds reports that don't pertain to R itself. This is
partly intended as a service to package writers, partly to have a
place to file the reports, since there is no obvious way of keeping
people from sending them in...

I see nothing wrong in itself with discussing problems in packages on
R-devel, but it may be a bit futile if the package author/porter
isn't listening.

[Note: r-bugs stripped from Cc: list on this note]

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