Thu, 26 Mar 2009

Package mgcv updated to version 1.5-2 with previous version 1.5-1 dated 2009-03-17

Author: Simon Wood
Title: GAMs with GCV/AIC/REML smoothness estimation and GAMMs by PQL
Description: Routines for GAMs and other generalized ridge regression with multiple smoothing parameter selection by GCV, REML or UBRE/AIC. Also GAMMs by REML or PQL. Includes a gam() function.

Diff between mgcv versions 1.5-1 dated 2009-03-17 and 1.5-2 dated 2009-03-26

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Package changeLOS updated to version 2.0.9-2 with previous version 2.0.9-1 dated 2009-02-01

Author: Matthias Wangler , Jan Beyersmann
Title: Change in LOS
Description: Change in length of hospital stay (LOS) is frequently used to assess the impact and the costs of hospital-acquired complications. In order to compute the attributable change in LOS, it is crucial to account for the timing of events: A complication can only have an effect on LOS, once it has occured. These temporal dynamics can be adequately handled by multistate models; however, there is few software for such models available. We introduce an R-package "changeLOS" for computing change in LOS based on methods described in Schulgen and Schumacher (1996). We will illustrate the program on data from a prospective cohort study on hospital-acquired infections. Main features of the R-package "changeLOS" are R-methods to: (1) describe the multi-state model. (2) compute the Aalen-Johansen estimator for the matrix of transition probabilities P(u-, u) for all observed transition times u.(3) compute the Aalen-Johansen estimator for the matrix of transition probabilities P(s,t); the estimator is a finite matrix product of matrices P(u-,u) for every observed event time in the interval(s,t]. (4) visualize the temporal dynamics of the data, illustrated by transition probabilities. (5) compute and visualize change in LOS. (6) compute bootstrap variances for change in LOS.

Diff between changeLOS versions 2.0.9-1 dated 2009-02-01 and 2.0.9-2 dated 2009-03-26

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Package nsRFA updated to version 0.6-7 with previous version 0.6-6 dated 2009-01-14

Author: Alberto Viglione
Title: Non-supervised Regional Frequency Analysis
Description: A collection of statistical tools for objective (non-supervised) applications of the Regional Frequency Analysis methods in hydrology. The package refers to the index-value method and, more precisely, helps the hydrologist to: (1) regionalize the index-value; (2) form homogeneous regions with similar growth curves; (3) fit distribution functions to the empirical regional growth curves.

Diff between nsRFA versions 0.6-6 dated 2009-01-14 and 0.6-7 dated 2009-03-26

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Package homtest updated to version 1.0-4 with previous version 1.0-2 dated 2007-10-03

Author: Alberto Viglione
Title: Homogeneity tests for Regional Frequency Analysis
Description: A collection of homogeneity tests described in: Viglione A., Laio F., Claps P. (2007) ``A comparison of homogeneity tests for regional frequency analysis'', Water Resources Research, 43, W03428, doi:10.1029/2006WR005095. More on Regional Frequency Analysis can be found in package nsRFA.

Diff between homtest versions 1.0-2 dated 2007-10-03 and 1.0-4 dated 2009-03-26

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New package isotone with initial version 0.8-1
Package: isotone
Type: Package
Title: Active set and generalized PAVA for isotone optimization
Version: 0.8-1
Date: 2009-03-24
Author: Jan de Leeuw, Kurt Hornik, Patrick Mair
Maintainer: Jan de Leeuw
Description: This package contains two main functions: gpava() for solving general isotone regression problem using the pool-adjacent-violators algorithm (PAVA). activeSet() provides a framwork of active set methods for isotone optimization problems. Various loss functions are pre-spcified.
License: GPL
LazyLoad: yes
Repository: CRAN
Repository/R-Forge/Project: psychor
Repository/R-Forge/Revision: 86
Publication/Date: 2009-03-24 09:33:15
Packaged: Wed Mar 25 05:17:32 2009; rforge
Date/Publication: 2009-03-26 09:46:51

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Package clim.pact updated to version 2.2-31 with previous version 2.2-30 dated 2009-03-04

Author: Rasmus E. Benestad
Title: Climate analysis and empirical-statistical downscaling (ESD) package for monthly and daily data.
Description: The package contains R functions for retrieving data, making climate analysis and downscaling of monthly mean and daily mean global climate scenarios. (Windows-users may need to obtain the 'ncdf' package from URL '' to get clim.pact to work). The package is also described in the book 'Empirical-Statistical Downscaling (

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Package cairoDevice updated to version 2.10 with previous version 2.9-2 dated 2008-10-07

Author: Michael Lawrence
Title: Cairo-based cross-platform antialiased graphics device driver.
Description: Cairo/GTK graphics device driver with output to screen, file (png, svg, pdf, and ps) or memory (arbitrary GdkDrawable or Cairo context). The screen device may be embedded into RGtk2 interfaces. Supports all interactive features of other graphics devices, including getGraphicsEvent().

Diff between cairoDevice versions 2.9-2 dated 2008-10-07 and 2.10 dated 2009-03-26

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Package RGtk2 updated to version 2.12.10 with previous version 2.12.9 dated 2009-02-20

Author: Michael Lawrence and Duncan Temple Lang
Title: R bindings for Gtk 2.8.0 and above
Description: Facilities in the R language for programming graphical interfaces using Gtk, the Gimp Tool Kit.

Diff between RGtk2 versions 2.12.9 dated 2009-02-20 and 2.12.10 dated 2009-03-26

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New package WriteXLS with initial version 1.5.0
Package: WriteXLS
Version: 1.5.0
Date: 2009-03-24
Title: Cross-platform Perl based R function to create Excel 2003 (XLS) files
Description: Cross-platform perl based R function to create Excel (XLS) files from one or more data frames. Each data frame will be written to a separate named worksheet in the Excel spreadsheet. The worksheet name will be the name of the data frame it contains.
Author: Marc Schwartz
Maintainer: Marc Schwartz
License: GPL (>=2)
SystemRequirements: Perl, OLE::Storage_Lite, Parse::RecDescent, Getopt::Long, File::Basename, Spreadsheet::WriteExcel, Encode, File::Glob, Text::CSV_XS
Repository: CRAN
Repository/R-Forge/Project: writexls
Repository/R-Forge/Revision: 14
Publication/Date: 2009-03-24 22:17:19
Packaged: Wed Mar 25 05:06:49 2009; rforge
Date/Publication: 2009-03-26 08:42:36

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New package BMN with initial version 1.0
Package: BMN
Type: Package
Title: The pseudo-likelihood method for pairwise binary markov networks
Version: 1.0
Date: 2009-03-19
Author: Holger Hoefling
Maintainer: Holger Hoefling
Description: This package implements approximate and exact methods for pairwise binary markov models. The exact method uses an implementation of the junction tree algorithm for binary graphical models. For more details see the help files
License: GPL-2
Depends: R (>= 2.6.0)
Packaged: Wed Mar 25 14:53:15 2009; hhoeflin
Repository: CRAN
Date/Publication: 2009-03-26 08:29:24

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