[R] [R-pkgs] New package "list" for analyzing list surveyexperiments

Ravi Varadhan rvaradhan at jhmi.edu
Thu Jul 15 15:04:44 CEST 2010

Let me quote the authority on naming convention:

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."



Ravi Varadhan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

Ph. (410) 502-2619
email: rvaradhan at jhmi.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: Hadley Wickham <hadley at rice.edu>
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:17 am
Subject: Re: [R] [R-pkgs] New package "list" for analyzing list surveyexperiments
To: Yves Rosseel <Yves.Rosseel at ugent.be>
Cc: r-help at r-project.org, richard_raubertas at merck.com

> >> For some reason package writers seem to prefer maximally uninformative
>  >> names for their packages.  To take some examples of recently announced
>  >> packages, can anyone guess what packages 'FDTH', 'rtv', or 'lavaan'
>  >> do?  Why the aversion to informative names along the lines of
>  >> 'Freq_dist_and_histogram', 'RandomTimeVariables', and
>  >> 'Latent_Variable_Analysis', respectively?
>  >
>  > As an author of a package with a maximally uninformative name 
> (lavaan), I
>  > like to believe that strange names can have strange attractions. 
> After all,
>  > you did notice the package, didn't you?
>  Plus you can google it!
>  Hadley
>  -- 
>  Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
>  Department of Statistics / Rice University
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