[R] [R-pkgs] New Package: stripless (V. 1.0)

Michael Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Wed Feb 3 17:29:12 CET 2016

Hi Burt

This looks like an interesting package.  However, you should know that 
'strucplot()' might not be the best choice for your generic, because 
vcd::strucplot() is now well-established as the general name for 
functions plotting structured multi-way frequency tables, like mosaic 
plots and friends.

Would you consider a non-clashing alternative?  The semantics of your
functions are like xyplot(), but without strip labels, so how about
xystripless()?  That also says more directly what it does, and avoids
confusing users.
NAMESPACEs help with clashes, but make it very awkward
to use such packages together without `::` qualifiers.


On 2/1/2016 12:48 PM, Bert Gunter wrote:
> A new package, “stripless”, is now available on CRAN. It should be mostly of interest to those who use Lattice graphics when there are more than a couple of conditioning variables. Quoting from the DESCRIPTION:
> For making Trellis-type conditioning plots without strip labels. This is useful for displaying the structure of results from factorial designs and other studies when many conditioning variables would clutter the display with layers of redundant strip labels. Settings of the variables are encoded by layout and spacing in the trellis array and decoded by a separate legend. The functionality is implemented by a single S3 generic strucplot() function that is a wrapper for the Lattice package's xyplot() function. This allows access to all Lattice graphics capabilities in the usual way.
> A vignette is in preparation, but the existing Help pages should contain sufficient explanation and examples to get going. Feedback, suggestions, reports of bugs or any other infelicities are welcome.
> Cheers,
> Bert Gunter

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