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Re: categories for R packages

On Sep 5, 2014, at 10:23 AM, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Sep 2014, Brook Milligan wrote:
>> - Other language-specific packages (e.g., perl and python) have packages 
>> scattered across categories so why should not R packages be organized along 
>> category lines?
>> + Pros: consistency with pkgsrc organization generally
>> + Cons: implementing this consistently requires moving existing R packages 
>> to new categories
> There's enough prior art there to put the R packages where their 
> functionality lies, i.e. don't keep them in 'math'.

Just to be clear: by this you mean that (i) existing R packages should be left 
as is, (ii) my newly committed ones should be moved, and (iii) future packages 
should be in appropriate categories?  Or are you thinking that the entire set 
of R packages should be reorganized?


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