[R] deal with R.package panel

Robert Gentleman rgentlem at fhcrc.org
Fri Jun 9 18:25:12 CEST 2006

I just realized that the pdf on CRAN is corrupt, a new package has been 
uploaded and will percolate through over the next few days, one supposes.

Robert Gentleman wrote:
> Hi,
>   There should be a 20 page pdf document in the doc directory, 
> distributed with the package. That answers most of these questions.
>   Also, please read the posting guide so that you give enough 
> information to actually have some chance of answering your questions,
>   best wishes
>    Robert
> Pavel Khomski wrote:
>> hello!
>> my question conserns with use of "panel" package (written by R.C.Gentlman)
>> (unfortunately the manual and help sites are very short)
>> 1. is it possible to do analysis  just without a(ny) covariate? i 
>> suggest do it by introducing a covariate with level=0 in all 
>> obervations, this because of Q(z)=Q_o exp(beta*z),  but it seemingly 
>> doesn't work
>   meaning what?
>> 2. in the option gamma in the call of panel function: do you mean an 
>> initial value for parameter vector gamma?
>> say if i have 3 theta-parameters, so i have to initialize 
>> gamma=c(xxx,xxx,xxx), correct?
> yes
>> 3. are the (first ) observed times =0 allowed (in $time vectors) or 
>> schould in such a case begin with =1, if there are any?
>   I suspect 0, but since you have said nothing about what you are 
> actually trying to do, it is entirely a guess on my part
>   best wishes
>     Robert
>> thanks for your response
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