CRAN berries (was: Re: R-beta: library(splines) in version 0.50 alpha)

Anthony Rossini rossini at
Wed Apr 23 02:48:41 CEST 1997

>>>>> "Douglas" == Douglas Bates <bates at> writes:

    Douglas> Are we going to follow in the tradition of Java Beans and
    Douglas> create an concept of CRAN Berries?

I hope so.  The idea reminds me of a cross between one of my favorite
packages/gui's (ViSta, and the icon map/guide map) and a nifty
program, LabView (if you aren't familiar with it, it is a
drop-and-drag program for designing lab measurement and data analysis 
(from the lab measures) -- just "connect the dots" to form a new
collection/analysis tool for recording lab data...).

(for those of you not familiar with java beans, they are reuseable
software components designed to be worked with visually through a gui,
rather than "programmacally").

But it's a long way off :-(.


-tony (Anthony Rossini)	           Statistics Dept., U South Carolina
rossini at	           Columbia, SC 29208   803-777-3578(O) 803-777-4048 (fax)  
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