[Rd] sunspot data in R 2.0.0

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan at stat.wisc.edu
Wed Sep 1 18:37:18 CEST 2004

On Wednesday 01 September 2004 10:33, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Deepayan Sarkar wrote:
> > I noticed this in the NEWS:
> >
> >      o   Datasets 'sunspot.month' and 'sunspot.year' are available
> >          separately but not via data(sunspot) (which is used by
> > package lattice to retrieve a dataset 'sunspot').
> >
> > Now, the 'sunspot' dataset included in lattice was actually a
> > mistake, I realized later that I instead wanted the 'sunspots' data
> > from base, which is currently used in example(xyplot). (Even more
> > recently, I realized that I actually want sunspot.year.)
> >
> > Would it make any difference if I removed the 'sunspot' data from
> > lattice? I don't think anyone is going to miss it.
> Not to that change.  We are trying to encourage the idea that
> data(foo) gives you foo (and possibly more), and also to remove
> conflicts between packages.
> I think if you removed sunspot from lattice we could then encourage
> you to use LazyData, which would be good as all other standard and
> recommended packages now do.

Sounds good. I'll do that.


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