[R] Transferring results from R to MS Word

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Sun Oct 26 15:43:01 CET 2008

Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>> Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
>>> Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>>>> Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
>>>>> Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>>>>> I hadn't thought of the 'different random sample' approach.  That's 
>>>>> neat.
>>>>> Frank
>>>> Yes, I am quite proud of that.  The program that does the sampling 
>>>> and mailing is called "Distras".
>>> Is that problem part of an open source project?
>> That is my intention.  Currently the program is written in Delphi 
>> (version 7), but it should be relatively easy to transfer it into a 
>> version that can be compiled with an open source Pascal compiler.
> I hope you'll keep the community posted on that.  If you ever have a 
> need for a function in R for linux that makes e-mailing easy, I have one.

Now, that is interesting.  I have not thought abut mailing from R.  The 
main reason for writing the program in Delphi was that I had the 
compiler already and that is simple to program something that could 
mail.  Having a copy of a mailing function for Linux would be useful in 
any case, so my response would simply be: Yes please.  Would that 
function work with Ubuntu?
> One issue I need to face is that for project assignments involving more 
> comprehensive analyses of datasets there are many right answers so 
> automatic checking of results is difficult.

Yes, that would be tricky.  The problems my students get are quite 
simpleminded.  In any case, the checking is not automatic, I still have 
to compare the answers from the students with my solution "manually".

> Frank
>> Tom

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