[R] Making a contributed library part of R-base

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at aracnet.com
Mon Jun 11 15:38:51 CEST 2001

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, Kurt Hornik wrote:

> >>>>> M Edward Borasky writes:
> > How are the libraries that are distributed with R-base chosen for
> > inclusion?  There is one, "sm", that I use quite often, and it would
> > be a minor convenience if this one was included with R-base. Would it
> > be possible to distribute all the GPL contributed libraries with
> > R-base and allow the user to choose the ones to be included on the
> > destination system at install time?
> With R 1.3.0, to be out by the end of June, we will have a new category
> of `recommended' packages which should be available for each binary
> distribution of R.  These will include
> 	KernSmooth VR boot cluster foreign mgcv nlme rpart survival
> Criteria for adding to this list include an acceptable license status,
> quality, and amount of ``general'' interest for a package.
> Hope this helps.
> -k

Yes, it does help. Kernel smoothing is something I do quite a bit of, although
among the various R packages I've pretty much settled on "sm" because I can
interactively set the bandwidth parameter when I need to. KernSmooth will work,
though. IIRC KernSmooth also does derivatives, which is something I also need
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