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rnuske (1) [Avatar] Offline
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Dear Robert Kabacoff,

studying the chapter 5.6.3 "The reshape package" in the most recent preprint and Wickham's paper in the Journal of Statistical Software ( http://www.jstatsoft.org/v21/i12 ) I was wondering about to pieces:
- In your excellent explanation of the cast function (p. 133) you used triple dots in the formula, I guess to hint that more variables could be listed in that part of the formula. I understood (might be wrong), that triple dots are defined as "all other variables" and can thus be used only once in a cast-formula.
- On page 134 you stated "As you can see, the flexibility of the reshape() functions is amazing." which I believe is also true, but was not discussed in that chapter. You probably meant "the flexibility of the melt() and cast() function" or the functions of the reshape package.

best regards,
Robert