Debian Bug report logs - #392896
RM: statdataml -- RoQA; orphaned, better solutions exist

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Reported by: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 04:03:58 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: statdataml should be withdrawn
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 22:53:07 -0500
Severity: normal

The statdataml package was last uploaded by the then-maintainer in November
of 2004 --- almost two years ago.  There have been a few minor upstream
releases that have not been packaged by the QA group (which is normal).

The package should be withdrawn. It has essentially no users, and for its
main purpose (of data exchange between Octave and R), easier solutions exists
(as eg the Octave data readers for R in the r-cran-foreign package).

Popcon (at ) shows less
than 0.5% of users have it installed, and nobody seems to have used it.


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Subject: Bug#392896: fixed
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 00:17:01 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

octave-statdataml |    1.0.9-3 | alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
r-cran-statdataml |    1.0.9-3 | alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
statdataml |    1.0.9-3 | source

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