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  • Does R, or will R, be integrating the changes to the Chambers/Lucent S language under their version 5.0? If not already, then when? John Thaden Little Rock, Arkansas, USA ...
    John ThadenJohn Thaden
    Jun 29, 1999 at 6:34 pm
    Jul 5, 1999 at 9:00 am
  • [ snip... ] I'd be interested to hear a discussion of when they need to behave like integers. In my work I can't ever remember needing anything other than the character representation in my "user ...
    Z. Todd TaylorZ. Todd Taylor
    Jun 23, 1999 at 3:04 pm
    Jun 28, 1999 at 12:34 pm
  • I've looked through the documentation with R-0.64.1 and have been unable to find a high-level function for evaluation of factorials (i.e., n!, not factorial designs). Is there such a function? It is ...
    Alex BuerkleAlex Buerkle
    Jun 23, 1999 at 4:35 pm
    Jun 24, 1999 at 6:34 am
  • Hi, first of all: I'm not only new to R, but also to S. I hope this is the right forum for asking the following very stupid questions: a) is there a straightforward way of saying for all factors f in ...
    Maria WoltersMaria Wolters
    Jun 5, 1999 at 2:14 pm
    Jun 16, 1999 at 1:59 pm
  • Where are the archives of r-help kept, please? Jonathan -- Dr. Jonathan Myles e-mail:jonathan.myles at mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk MRC Biostatistics Unit Tel. 01223 330371 Institute of Public Health FAX 01223 ...
    Jonathan MylesJonathan Myles
    Jun 15, 1999 at 11:24 am
    Jun 16, 1999 at 12:42 am
  • Dear friends. I have trobpe with path. Below I have tried to paste a path and file name but it will not work [1] "D:/rw0641/own/own/procedures/GFR_TIME/gfr.txt" -- this is good enough Error: "scan" ...
    Troels RingTroels Ring
    Jun 27, 1999 at 6:56 pm
    Jun 28, 1999 at 6:30 am
  • I hope there are many of us that agree 100% with Bill. Bad practice, as enshrined in the default behaviour of histogram, should be discouraged. We should aim to introduce density-based histograms ...
    D A WooffD A Wooff
    Jun 8, 1999 at 10:14 am
    Jun 8, 1999 at 7:56 pm
  • NCSS has a nice plot of the histogram and density plot superimposed. The S-PLUS 4 Guide to Statistics on page 45 suggests the following code for a general purpose density plot for a vector named data ...
    Peter B. MandevillePeter B. Mandeville
    Jun 7, 1999 at 11:24 am
    Jun 8, 1999 at 11:43 am
  • I am using rw0641 with Windows 98. To list just the influential repetitiones that result from "influence.measures", I am using the input result <- lm(y~x) and the code from the example in the help ...
    Peter B. MandevillePeter B. Mandeville
    Jun 23, 1999 at 11:00 am
    Nov 23, 1999 at 10:55 am
  • 1) Is it possible to erase data points, legends, and/or text from an R plot? 2) What's the best way to find the closest data point to what locator() returns? For more background and some context on ...
    Terry J. WestleyTerry J. Westley
    Jun 28, 1999 at 6:18 pm
    Jun 30, 1999 at 8:53 pm
  • Hi, One of my lecturers is putting together an applications CD to go with RedHat 6.0 with stuff he thinks would be useful for his students. He wants to put R on it, but he's having trouble compiling ...
    Lyndon DrakeLyndon Drake
    Jun 24, 1999 at 12:36 am
    Jun 24, 1999 at 10:07 am
  • I am labelling the axes of a persp() plot manually using text(). For one spot in the plot I use: text(-.62,.37,max(dprime)) The problem is that the label is printed as 1.6456330961. I would like ...
    Bill SimpsonBill Simpson
    Jun 10, 1999 at 9:54 am
    Jun 10, 1999 at 10:50 am
  • Is there a GIF graphics device or some other way to generate a GIF from an R plot instead of postscript? Then, I could paste a plot right into PowerPoint or Word. -- Terry J. Westley, Principal ...
    Terry J. WestleyTerry J. Westley
    Jun 7, 1999 at 9:48 pm
    Jun 8, 1999 at 12:38 am
  • Hello, I recently upgraded my glibc from 2.0.7 to 2.1.1 and now I cannot get R to start. I get R : Copyright 1999, The R Development Core Team Version 0.64.1 (May 8, 1999) R is free software and ...
    Robert BurrowsRobert Burrows
    Jun 7, 1999 at 12:38 pm
    Jun 7, 1999 at 11:39 pm
  • I was wondering if R has an equivalent of #ifdef. I want the code to check if a function has been sourced in yet, and if not, then source it in. (I know of replace(), which works for ...
    Bill SimpsonBill Simpson
    Jun 7, 1999 at 10:09 am
    Jun 7, 1999 at 10:59 am
  • Hi, I am getting following error messages while trying to compile: cp -p man/*.Rd ../../library/base/man rm -f ../../library/base/man/BATCH.Rd ../../library/base/man/COMPILE.Rd ../. ...
    Yoon, Hoon (CICG - NY Program Trading)Yoon, Hoon (CICG - NY Program Trading)
    Jun 30, 1999 at 10:57 pm
    Jul 1, 1999 at 8:32 am
  • I'd like to know if there is a way to plot your stuff and have a grid on the plot, in which the grid falls exactly where it should, i.e. on the axis labels. E.g., if on x axis I have the labels ...
    Alessandro MagniAlessandro Magni
    Jun 30, 1999 at 8:21 am
    Jun 30, 1999 at 10:17 am
  • I am having trouble assigning a name to single columns in a dataframe. The following is an example using 0.64.1 and linux. tmp is a dataframe. [1] "again" Can anyone explain this behavior to me? ...
    Alex BuerkleAlex Buerkle
    Jun 29, 1999 at 8:05 pm
    Jun 29, 1999 at 8:43 pm
  • I was reading Chapter 2 of the R manual that came with 64.1, but couldn't get the behavior out of expressions as described in the manual. Is there any example on the subject? For example, "x sub i" ...
    Chong GuChong Gu
    Jun 23, 1999 at 5:43 pm
    Jun 23, 1999 at 6:05 pm
  • I installed R in my macintosh. Working fine. However it does not recognize the command for set c(1,2,5) and it does not recognize the function mean. How can I do set operations and the mean? Thanks! ...
    Celia GraterolCelia Graterol
    Jun 18, 1999 at 8:11 pm
    Jun 22, 1999 at 5:37 pm
  • For anybody who uses ESS with R, how do you invoke the vsize and nsize options when you call R. I can't find any appropriate variables from an apropos. Thanks, Jord -- Jordan Howarth CSIRO ...
    Jordan HowarthJordan Howarth
    Jun 15, 1999 at 10:31 pm
    Jun 16, 1999 at 8:30 pm
  • Hi, using R64.1 the summary function for simple statistics of a vector gives inaccurate results for the maximum. Example: summary(c(123456,1,2,3)) gives : Min. 1st Qu. Median Mean 3rd Qu. Max. 1.00 ...
    Christoph M. FriedrichChristoph M. Friedrich
    Jun 9, 1999 at 9:02 pm
    Jun 9, 1999 at 9:18 pm
  • Dear R users, I hope that this question is not too dumb, but I can't figure out how to do it. I plot a function, e.g. plot(sin, -pi, 2*pi). Then I would like to have the aerea from the x-axis up to ...
    AnankeAnanke
    Jun 2, 1999 at 5:23 pm
    Jun 3, 1999 at 12:46 pm
  • Maybe embarassing, but I can't quickly find out how to do this: Mix expression() text and regular text __in a variable__ for plotting: I can easily do plot(1,type="n",main=expression(paste("Plot of ...
    Martin MaechlerMartin Maechler
    Jun 29, 1999 at 12:58 pm
    Jun 29, 1999 at 2:55 pm
  • I am using rw0641 with Windows 98. In the help for aov it states that the formula can sepecify multiple responses for a "maov". The help doesn't give an example, Venables and Ripley 1997:381 doesn't ...
    Peter B. MandevillePeter B. Mandeville
    Jun 29, 1999 at 3:46 am
    Jun 29, 1999 at 2:50 pm
  • Having tried (with some success) to use an alternative to the QR decomposition method for fitting generalised linear models by adapting the glm and glm.fit functions, I have noticed (to be honest, ...
    R.E. DarnellR.E. Darnell
    Jun 28, 1999 at 1:42 pm
    Jun 28, 1999 at 3:01 pm
  • Greetings, I'm attempting to install R-0.64.1 on a Sun Sparc 20 running Solaris 2.4 with gcc-2.7.2.2, g77-0.5.20 and Gnu make 3.76-1. On several occasions, the make process aborted when trying to ...
    Dennis MurphyDennis Murphy
    Jun 28, 1999 at 2:28 am
    Jun 28, 1999 at 6:54 am
  • Hi, everybody I am a novice in R. I have downloaded a package called BOA (Bayesian Output analysis), and tried to run it from R prompt withut success. I would like to know how to enable BOA to be ...
    GbarretoGbarreto
    Jun 25, 1999 at 5:02 pm
    Jun 27, 1999 at 4:43 pm
  • The old factor() wars...... {{maybe don't just report that factor()s are broken by design..}} If ff is a factor, e.g., ff <- as.factor(rep(1:2,3)) f2 <- ff; levels(f2) <- c("Lo","Hi") 1) we don't ...
    Martin MaechlerMartin Maechler
    Jun 23, 1999 at 8:02 am
    Jun 23, 1999 at 10:17 am
  • Is there a way to measure the length of a character string as text() or mtext() would display it? Not in characters, but in inches or user coordinates. I'm displaying a hierarchical list in the left ...
    Terry J. WestleyTerry J. Westley
    Jun 21, 1999 at 11:37 pm
    Jun 22, 1999 at 7:52 am
  • The FAQ says in [5.2 How can add-on packages be installed?] to install a package to a private tree, use [$ R INSTALL -l lib pkgdir_1 ... pkgdir_n] where lib gives the path to the library tree to ...
    R.E. DarnellR.E. Darnell
    Jun 18, 1999 at 11:03 am
    Jun 20, 1999 at 2:00 pm
  • I use the step() function occasionally, and I think I understand its objective, proper use, and limitations. Now I see stepwise model selection being used in what seems to be an unusual way, and I ...
    John ThadenJohn Thaden
    Jun 18, 1999 at 9:21 pm
    Jun 20, 1999 at 7:46 am
  • Hi, I am new to Linux. I recently installed R (0.64.1 using rpm for Red Hat 6.0); then I installed several libraries. When following the steps in VR complements to R, everything worked fine but I got ...
    Ramon diaz-uriarteRamon diaz-uriarte
    Jun 18, 1999 at 1:49 pm
    Jun 18, 1999 at 2:52 pm
  • Dear R-help, I'm trying to create a help file for a data set. The existing help files tell me I should use the prompt(data.set) command which creates an editable file, and then move the file to the ...
    Simon BondSimon Bond
    Jun 16, 1999 at 8:47 am
    Jun 16, 1999 at 10:13 am
  • R is terribly unsearchable in the WWW. Masao -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- r-help mailing list -- Read ...
    UEBAYASHI MasaoUEBAYASHI Masao
    Jun 12, 1999 at 7:03 am
    Jun 14, 1999 at 6:20 am
  • Hi, if make and gmake are different on any machine (for example Solaris with gnu make as gmake), then compiling fails with gmake. A small transcript follows. If i make a link from gmake to make as ...
    Christoph M. FriedrichChristoph M. Friedrich
    Jun 12, 1999 at 6:18 pm
    Jun 13, 1999 at 3:09 pm
  • Hi, I've just upgraded my debian machine to the 2.1 libc6 libraries, and I started getting segmentation faults with R. I tried re-compiling and got the same problem. I checked with the dependencies ...
    Robert KingRobert King
    Jun 11, 1999 at 4:55 am
    Jun 11, 1999 at 2:18 pm
  • Hello to everybody, I just subscribed to this list. I find R a really nice environment for statistical analysis. I started to use it some days ago. I use it at home in my Linux box, but I would like ...
    Jose Carlos GonzalezJose Carlos Gonzalez
    Jun 10, 1999 at 3:12 pm
    Jun 10, 1999 at 5:12 pm
  • Hi, I'm determined to get R compiling & running on a machine running AIX 4.2. I've seen previous emails in the archive about this topic. The main obstacle is getting dynamic loading to work, but it ...
    Thomas VogelsThomas Vogels
    Jun 9, 1999 at 9:55 pm
    Jun 10, 1999 at 6:47 am
  • Is there an equivalent under R (I got the 0.64.1 version) of the inspect() function ? thanks. ------------------------------------------------------ mathieuros at bigfoot.com Universiti Paul Sabatier ...
    Mathieu rosMathieu ros
    Jun 8, 1999 at 8:12 am
    Jun 8, 1999 at 4:32 pm
  • Using Version 0.64.1 (May 8, 1999) Hi, Last time I used a stats package it was SAS so I have been struggling with the paradigm shift to R in particular the syntax for using lme (linear mixed effects ...
    Jordan HowarthJordan Howarth
    Jun 8, 1999 at 12:21 am
    Jun 8, 1999 at 2:32 pm
  • Two questions: 1. inverse.gaussian is up there as one of the glm families, but do people ever use it? There is no inverse.gaussian in the R distribution family, and when I checked McCullagh & Nelder, ...
    Chong GuChong Gu
    Jun 8, 1999 at 5:52 am
    Jun 8, 1999 at 10:49 am
  • I received a floating point exception from "make check" on a Linux alpha (Red Hat 6.0) using egcs-1.1.2 compiler, and compiling from R-base-0.64.1-5.src.rpm packaged by Red Hat Contrib|Net. make ...
    Dick RepaskyDick Repasky
    Jun 8, 1999 at 2:05 am
    Jun 8, 1999 at 8:10 am
  • I am not sure if I should call this a bug or just a design imperfection. I have noticed that the data.frame function does not preserve the integrity of multivariate components. Here is a simple ...
    Chong GuChong Gu
    Jun 7, 1999 at 9:55 pm
    Jun 7, 1999 at 10:11 pm
  • move or copy the directories mass, nnet and class to the library directory - then execute link.html.help() Now execute library(MASS) and data(petrol) Should work. "Troels Ring" <tring at ...
    Partha_bagchiPartha_bagchi
    Jun 7, 1999 at 11:59 am
    Jun 7, 1999 at 1:07 pm
  • I'm sorry if this is a trivial question. My system is R 6.33 on Win98 with basic libraries plus the "cluster" library. I'm using "agnes" and "hclust" functions to perform cluster analysis on big data ...
    ZaccarelZaccarel
    Jun 7, 1999 at 9:22 am
    Jun 7, 1999 at 9:39 am
  • I found a free f90 compiler for "x86 Linux systems" at http://www.psrv.com/ Haven't tried it myself, though. G?ran -------------------------------------------------------------- G?ran Brostr?m ...
    Goran BrostromGoran Brostrom
    Jun 4, 1999 at 11:14 am
    Jun 4, 1999 at 4:23 pm
  • Dear all, in using bug.report() on NT, I noticed what I find is an unusual default behaviour; namely that R stays frozen until the report is completed. Here's how to change it, and below, a question ...
    Simon FearSimon Fear
    Jun 4, 1999 at 9:07 am
    Jun 4, 1999 at 9:27 am
  • Dear Douglas Bates. I just downloaded the compiled version (I'm a poor Windows devil, not yet having found the time to move to a more advanced platform...) from NT- the files are dated 30.5-1999 so ...
    Troels RingTroels Ring
    Jun 2, 1999 at 9:14 pm
    Jun 3, 1999 at 12:35 pm
  • Hi, is there any possibility to import excel or lotus 123 (.wk1) files to R without using Excel to export as ASCII itself? Any external converter for unix will also do the job, but i do not know ...
    Christoph M. FriedrichChristoph M. Friedrich
    Jun 2, 1999 at 3:07 pm
    Jun 3, 1999 at 8:51 am
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