R-beta: MASS libraries for R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 4 14:16:01 CEST 1998

We have made a nearly complete set of the V&R2 libraries for R.
These are in the devel section of contributions to CRAN as


and at


They have been developed under a very recent snapshot, and this is
probably needed.  Also in that file is a set of scripts from the book
modified for use with R.

This is a beta-test version: we are interested to hear of your
experiences but will not support this seriously until R-0.62 is
released.  We are grateful to Kurt Hornik and Albrecht Gebhardt
for their work on earlier versions.

The current status is

MASS:		almost all working, the remaining things depend
		   on bug fixes or on Trellis, nls, ...
class		OK
nnet		OK
spatial		OK

To come are a R clone of the tree() software and of RPART, both
of which are done but need more testing.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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