[Rd] R datasets ownership(copyright) and license

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Wed Apr 4 00:55:24 CEST 2012

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Yaroslav Halchenko <yarikoptic at gmail.com> wrote:
> ;-)  Let's check where factual ends and fictional/personal/etc starts
> and how easy to tell.
> Are survey data asking for answers to specifically crafted original
> questions (i.e. not just age/race/etc) factual? e.g.
> \title{The Chatterjee--Price Attitude Data}
> \description{
>  From a survey of the clerical employees of a large financial
>  organization, the data are aggregated from the questionnaires of the
>  approximately 35 employees for each of 30 (randomly selected)
>  departments.  The numbers give the percent proportion of favourable
>  responses to seven questions in each department.}
> \usage{attitude}

I don't see how their could be any confusion here - it is a fact
whether or not someone made a favourable response to a question.  I
agree that there might be murky areas, but I don't think this is one.


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Department of Statistics / Rice University

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