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Spencer Graves
Hello:

      The help page for 'pie' includes "judgements";  the standard
spelling does not include "e", as spell checkers have informed me many
times.

      ... in case someone wants to correct that typo.

      Best Wishes,
      Spencer

 sessionInfo()
R version 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
i386-pc-mingw32

locale:
LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base    

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] mgcv_1.4-1

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Re: typo in ?pie

Martyn Plummer-2
My Concise Oxford Dictionary has both spellings.

Quoting Spencer Graves <[hidden email]>:

> Hello:
>
>       The help page for 'pie' includes "judgements";  the standard
> spelling does not include "e", as spell checkers have informed me many
> times.
>
>       ... in case someone wants to correct that typo.
>
>       Best Wishes,
>       Spencer
>
>  sessionInfo()
> R version 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
> i386-pc-mingw32
>
> locale:
> LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
> States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
> States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] mgcv_1.4-1
>
> ______________________________________________
> [hidden email] mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>



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Re: typo in ?pie

Prof Brian Ripley
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On Mon, 10 Nov 2008, Spencer Graves wrote:

> Hello:
>     The help page for 'pie' includes "judgements";  the standard spelling
> does not include "e", as spell checkers have informed me many times.
>     ... in case someone wants to correct that typo.

>From the OED:

judgement, judgment

  1. a. The action of trying a cause in a court of justice; trial. (Now
rare or merged in 3.) Also applied to trial by battle (quot. 1377: see
BATTLE n. 2) or ordeal (Judgement of God).
...

(The header of the entry means that 'judgement' is preferred but
'judgment' is an alternative spelling.)

So we do not want to change a preferred spelling into an alternative one.
(dictionary.reference.com says it is also correct in American but there
'judgment' is preferred and 'judgement' is 'mainly British'.)

'British' spelling is in the majority amongst R-core, and preferred for R
documentation (that is in the guidelines somewhere).


>     Best Wishes,
>     Spencer
>
> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
> i386-pc-mingw32
>
> locale:
> LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
> States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
> States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] mgcv_1.4-1
>
> ______________________________________________
> [hidden email] mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>

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Re: typo in ?pie

Spencer Graves
Hi, Prof. Ripley:

      Thanks for correcting me.

      Best Wishes,
      Spencer

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Nov 2008, Spencer Graves wrote:
>
>> Hello:
>>     The help page for 'pie' includes "judgements";  the standard
>> spelling does not include "e", as spell checkers have informed me
>> many times.
>>     ... in case someone wants to correct that typo.
>
> From the OED:
>
> judgement, judgment
>
>  1. a. The action of trying a cause in a court of justice; trial. (Now
> rare or merged in 3.) Also applied to trial by battle (quot. 1377: see
> BATTLE n. 2) or ordeal (Judgement of God).
> ...
>
> (The header of the entry means that 'judgement' is preferred but
> 'judgment' is an alternative spelling.)
>
> So we do not want to change a preferred spelling into an alternative
> one. (dictionary.reference.com says it is also correct in American but
> there 'judgment' is preferred and 'judgement' is 'mainly British'.)
>
> 'British' spelling is in the majority amongst R-core, and preferred
> for R documentation (that is in the guidelines somewhere).
>
>
>>     Best Wishes,
>>     Spencer
>>
>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
>> i386-pc-mingw32
>>
>> locale:
>> LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
>> States.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
>> States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>> [1] mgcv_1.4-1
>>
>> ______________________________________________
>> [hidden email] mailing list
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>>
>

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Re: typo in ?pie

Berwin A Turlach
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G'day Brian,

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 21:07:44 +0000 (GMT)
Prof Brian Ripley <[hidden email]> wrote:

> 'British' spelling is in the majority amongst R-core, and preferred
> for R documentation (that is in the guidelines somewhere).

I have a vague memory of a discussion that ended with the conclusion
that words like "colour" should be spelt "color"; at least in function
names and function arguments.  IIRC, this was for compatible reasons
with S/S-Plus.

Does your comment mean that we can send it patches for help pages in
which "colour" is spelt "color" (e.g. lines in package:graphics) and
such patches would be applied?

Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

Cheers,

        Berwin

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