[R] [R-pkgs] New verision 0.95 of package 'memisc' released to CRAN

Martin Elff elff at uni-mannheim.de
Mon Oct 6 10:23:52 CEST 2008

Dear useRs,

I am pleased to announce the availability of version 0.95 of package 'memisc' 
on CRAN (http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/memisc/).

'memisc' does not implement any new estimators, but focuses on providing an 
infrastructure for data analysis especially of survey data. It may be of 
interest to all those who have had to use a commercial package like SPSS or 
Stata in order to prepare data for analysis in R. I wrote this package to 
become independent from commercial software and to do everything in R, from 
data management to data analysis and presentation of analysis results. I hope 
that the package will be as useful for others as it has become for me. UseRs 
may want to check out the vignette "Analysing the American National Election 
Study of 1948" to see the package in action.

Feedback is more than welcome. Please to do not hesitate to inform me if you 
find any bugs in this package.

All the best,


Package description:

Package: memisc
Type: Package
Title: Tools for Management of Survey Data, Graphics, Programming, Statistics, 
and Simulation
Version: 0.95-1
Date: 2008-10-1
Author: Martin Elff
Maintainer: Martin Elff <elff at uni-mannheim.de>
Description: One of the aims of this package is to make life easier for useRs
  who deal with survey data sets. It provides an infrastructure for the 
  management of survey data including value labels, definable missing values,
  recoding of variables, production of code books, and import of (subsets of)
  SPSS and Stata files. Further, it provides functionality to produce tables
  and data frames of arbitrary descriptive statistics and (almost)  
  publication-ready tables of regression model estimates. Also some 
  convenience tools for graphics, programming, and simulation are provided.
License: GPL-2
LazyLoad: Yes
Depends: lattice, grid, stats, methods, utils, MASS


Dr. Martin Elff
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University of Mannheim
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E-Mail: elff at sowi.uni-mannheim.de

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