[R] reference for ginv

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 15:35:54 CET 2009

I have the second edition and in that one there are references:

Rao & Mitra Generalized inverse ..., Wiley, 1971
Pringle & Rayner, Generalized inverse ..., Griffin, 1971
Dodge, Analysis of Experiments .., Wiley, 1985

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Wacek Kusnierczyk
<Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
> ?ginv provides 'Modern Applied Statistics with S' (MASS), 3rd, by
> Venables and Ripley as the sole reference.
> I happen to have this book (4th ed) on loan from our library, and as far
> as I can see, ginv is mentioned there twice, and it is *used*, not
> *explained* in any way.  (It is used on p. 148 in the 4th edition.)
> ginv does not appear in the index of MASS.  ginv is an implementation of
> the Moore-Penrose generalized inverse, but I can't find any reference to
> an appropriate publication from Moore and Penrose in MASS either.
> Admittedly, MASS is inadequate as a reference for ginv, and it is
> desirable that the reference be corrected.  Is this an isolated
> incident, or a general practice?  (Perhaps the appropriate reference has
> been removed in MASS 4th?)
> vQ
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