[R] RE: timeslab

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jan 2 09:08:52 CET 1999

On Fri, 1 Jan 1999, Bernd Johannes Wuebben wrote:

> On 01-Jan-99 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> > i.e. timeslab-1.0-1.tar.gz is not readable by "other" although
> > timeslab-1.0.tar.gz is? 
> I think that is an issue for the ftpadmin ...

The difference is surely due to the permissions of the file
you uploaded, i.e. the permissions set on your computer.

> > As a general matter, please do not announce things as "uploaded" until
> > the CRAN manager has moved it from "incoming" to its final (and
> > mirrored!) destination. 
> With all due respect, but I think I will continue to announce things
> when I am ready and have occasion to do so, not when the ftpadmin is
> ready.

I think they should be announced when they are available, and this
currently is not.  (I would disagree with Peter to the extent that
if they are available somewhere else but not yet on CRAN, that counts).

timeslab is a port of other people's code (Joseph Newton and Jane Harvill)
and I believe they do deserve a credit in the announcement, as a courtesy
at least. However, as the original has no help pages, writing the manual
pages must have been a lot of work. (Pity there is only one line of 
examples in all of them, and that does not work!)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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