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Bug#201672: ITP: statdataml -- XML based data exchange format for R and Octave

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-07-17
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : statdataml
  Version         : 1.0-5
  Upstream Author : David Meyer <david.meyer@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
* URL             : http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : XML based data exchange format for R and Octave

This package allows easy exachnge of data between R and Octave programs
through XML files using the StatDataML DTD.  It is as easy to use as this:

    $ R
    > library ('StatDataML')
    > x <- c (1,5,7)
    > writeSDML (x, "foo.xml")
    > q()
    $ octave
    > x = readsdml ("foo.xml")
    x =
      1  5  7
And vice-versa.

I packaged it already and it is accessable in the following apt-getable

    deb http://people.debian.org/~rafael/R ./
    deb-src http://people.debian.org/~rafael/R ./
Notice, please, that this is an experimental repository and this work is
*very* preliminary.  In particular, the package pollutes severily the octave
namespace by adding *.m with trivial names in the LOADPATH.  The upstream
author has been already contacted and is working on this issue for a new
release, which will include also better support for new Octave data types
(list and cell arrays).

The statdataml package (btw, suggestions for a better name are welcome)
depends on another package not yet in Debian (r-xml) which is also present
in the apt-getable repository mentioned above.  This package adds the XML
module for R available at CRAN (it will be the subject of another IRTP

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux laboiss0 2.4.19-686 #1 Mon Nov 18 23:59:03 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

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