An update to HLMdiag has just been uploaded on CRAN. This update ensures the packages compatibility with the current version of lme4, and includes some additional package maintenance. While this is not a huge update to the package, it does pave the road for the next step in HLMdiag’s development: incorporating compatibility with nlme.
In the current issue of AMSTAT News, Danny Kaplan, a professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, discusses a different approach to teaching introductory calculus that more naturally leads into statistical modeling. I really like the idea of using R—of course I am an R enthusiast—and am interested to find out more about the details of the class that they teach at Macalester.