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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [math][proposal] stat package structure
Date Tue, 20 Apr 2004 20:49:32 GMT
Where do we stand on BeanListUnivariate? Is it supposed to be in the 
main directory, test directory or nowhere? The build is currently 
breaking because it is absent from the source now.


Phil Steitz wrote:

> I would like to propose the following repackaging of classes in the 
> stat and distributions packages.
> 1. Move the univariate statistical aggregates (DescriptiveStatistics, 
> SummaryStatistics et al) into the univariate package.
> 2. Move distributions back into stat. I did not comment on the initial 
> move out, but it seems wrong to me now.  The abstract classes and all 
> implementations are probability distributions. To me these fit 
> naturally in stat.  I can live with it as is; I just wanted to see if 
> others are feeling the same and if so, get it fixed while we still 
> have the chance.
> 3. Create a "multivariate" subpackage and place the lonely 
> BivariateRegression there.  It is odd to have a package with only one 
> class, but I think the probability is 1 that we will quickly have more 
> multivariate statistical classes (e.g. multiple regression) and I 
> would prefer not to have to play the deprecate-move game if we can see 
> it coming.
> 4. Similarly, I would like to create an "inference" or "test" 
> subpackage and put TestStatistic there.
> Please indicate your +/-/0 on these items separately. I am viewing 
> each of the items subject to lazy consensus. I will wait one week to 
> make any changes.
> Input from all parties welcome, committers binding.
> Phil
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