Sun, 04 May 2008

Package lmomco updated to version 0.93.4 with previous version 0.93.3 dated 2008-02-03

Author: William H. Asquith
Title: L-moments, Trimmed L-moments, L-comoments, and Many Distributions
Description: The package implements the statistical theory of L-moments including L-moment estimation, probability-weighted moment estimation, parameter estimation for numerous familiar and not-so-familiar distributions, and L-moment estimation for the same distributions from the parameters. L-moments are derived from the expectations of order statistics and are linear with respect to the probability- weighted moments. L-moments are directly analogous to the well-known product moments; however, L-moments have many advantages including unbiasedness, robustness, and consistency with respect to the product moments. This package is oriented around the FORTRAN algorithms of J.R.M. Hosking, and the nomenclature for many of the functions parallels that of the Hosking library. However, numerous extensions are made to aid in expand of the breadth and ease of L-moment application. Much theoretical extension of L-moment theory has occurred in recent years. E.A.H. Elamir and A.H. Seheult have developed the trimmed L-moments, which are implemented in this package. Further, recent developments by Robert Serfling and Peng Xiao have extended L-moments into multivariate space; the so-called sample L-comoments are implemented here. The supported distributions with moment type shown as L (L-moments) or TL (trimmed L-moments) and additional support for right-tail censoring ([RC]) include: Cauchy(TL), Exponential(L), Gamma(L), Generalized Extreme Value(L), Generalized Lambda(L & TL), Generalized Logistic (L), Generalized Normal(L), Generalized Pareto(L[RC] & TL), Gumbel(L), Normal(L), Kappa(L), Pearson Type III(L), Reverse Gumbel(L[RC]), Wakeby(L), and Weibull(L).

Diff between lmomco versions 0.93.3 dated 2008-02-03 and 0.93.4 dated 2008-05-04

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 R/lmomrevgum.R           |    4 ++--
 R/par2cdf.R              |    3 +++
 R/par2pdf.R              |    2 +-
 R/par2qua.R              |    2 +-
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Package pgirmess updated to version 1.3.7 with previous version 1.3.6 dated 2008-03-24

Author: Patrick Giraudoux
Title: Data analysis in ecology
Description: Miscellaneous functions for analysis and display of ecological and spatial data

Diff between pgirmess versions 1.3.6 dated 2008-03-24 and 1.3.7 dated 2008-05-04

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Package gWidgetsRGtk2 updated to version 0.0-33 with previous version 0.0-31 dated 2008-04-27

Author: Michael Lawrence, John Verzani
Title: Toolkit implementation of gWidgets for RGtk2
Description: Port of gWidgets API to RGtk2

Diff between gWidgetsRGtk2 versions 0.0-31 dated 2008-04-27 and 0.0-33 dated 2008-05-04

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 R/gedit.R                         |    6 +++--
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Package bentcableAR updated to version 0.1.1 with previous version 0.1 dated 2008-04-29

Author: Grace Chiu , Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Title: Bent-Cable Regression for Independent Data or Autoregressive Time Series
Description: This package contains two main interfaces for fitting and diagnosing bent-cable regressions for autoregressive time-series data or independent data (time series or otherwise). The interfaces are '' and ''. Some components in the package can also be used as stand-alone functions. The bent cable (linear-quadratic-linear) generalizes the broken stick (linear-linear), which is also handled by this package.

Diff between bentcableAR versions 0.1 dated 2008-04-29 and 0.1.1 dated 2008-05-04

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Small cranberries.r enhancement
As you may have noticed, the cranberries.r script was fooled into believing that cairoDevice was new at version 2.8, then at version 2.6.1, then at 2.8, again and 2.6.1 and on and on.

I had taken one shortcut in relying on the assumption that I would get unique package names from available.packages(), and that seemingly was not the case. I added another lookup in the sql backend to the script: for every possible new package, we explicitly test whether the package and version combination exists or not. This will prevent the 'cairoDevice package loop' from showing a few more iterations. Sorry for the useless entries, but we should be back in good service now.
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Package cairoDevice updated to version 2.8 with previous version 2.6.1 dated 2008-05-03

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 (GdkDrawable). The screen device may be embedded into RGtk2 interfaces. Supports all interactive features of other graphics devices, including getGraphicsEvent().

Diff between cairoDevice versions 2.6.1 dated 2008-05-03 and 2.8 dated 2008-05-04

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