[Rd] The case for freezing CRAN
Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D.
therneau at mayo.edu
Thu Mar 20 14:00:26 CET 2014
On 03/20/2014 07:48 AM, Michael Weylandt wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2014, at 8:19, "Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D." <therneau at mayo.edu> wrote:
>> There is a central assertion to this argument that I don't follow:
>>> At the end of the day most published results obtained with R just won't be reproducible.
>> This is a very strong assertion. What is the evidence for it?
> If I've understood Jeroen correctly, his point might be alternatively phrased as "won't be reproducED" (i.e., end user difficulties, not software availability).
That was my point as well. Of the 30+ Sweave documents that I've produced I can't think
of one that will change its output with a new version of R. My 0/30 estimate is at odds
with the "nearly all" assertion. Perhaps I only do dull things?
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