[Rd] Chi-squared test (PR#9350)

McGehee, Robert Robert.McGehee at geodecapital.com
Wed Nov 8 16:40:01 CET 2006

Is Sahotra's abuse sending a wishlist item to R-bugs, or is his error
phrasing a suggestion in the form of a question? It seems others have
commented on the inability to specify df for chisq.test (see:
http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/05/01/10539.html), and adding an
option certainly seems like a reasonable suggestion to me.

And of course, R-FAQ 9.2 does explicitly give a standard for reporting
wishlist or non-bug items to the R-bugs:
"There is a section of the bug repository for suggestions for
enhancements for R labelled `wishlist'. Suggestions can be submitted in
the same ways as bugs, but please ensure that the subject line makes
clear that this is for the wishlist and not a bug report, for example by
starting with `Wishlist:'."

So if your qualm is with how onerous and manual the R bugs tracking
system is, rather than if the sender sent his question/comment to the
wrong list or in the wrong form, then perhaps an upgrade to the R bug
tracker is in order rather than discouraging sending wishlist items to
the bugs archiving system. 


-----Original Message-----
From: r-devel-bounces at r-project.org
[mailto:r-devel-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Kasper Daniel Hansen
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 10:24 PM
To: sarkar at mail.utexas.edu
Cc: R-devel
Subject: Re: [Rd] Chi-squared test (PR#9350)

(not cc'ed to R-bugs)

If this is not a bug why do you abuse the bug report system to ask a  
simple question? Now a member of R-core has to use valuable time to  
handle this bug report, time that could be far more profitable spent  
making improvements to R (or spend it otherwise). This is incredible  
selfish behavior.


On Nov 7, 2006, at 5:41 PM, sarkar at mail.utexas.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Sahotra Sarkar
> Version: 2.2.0
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> This is not a bug: I'm just wondering why chisq.test does not allow  
> the
> specification of the degree of freedom (df).
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