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From "Mark R. Diggory" <>
Subject Re: [math][proposal] stat package structure
Date Tue, 20 Apr 2004 21:03:47 GMT
I figured it out, it slipped through the cracks when the move to 
univariate occured in the tests directory. I've added it back in.


Mark R. Diggory wrote:

> 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.
> -Mark
> 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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