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Thu, 05 Jun 2008 18:06:35 +0200
Sorry for being late, I just noticed this thread.
There's an R-package, ggplot2, which relates heavily and explicitly on the
grammar of graphics (hence _gg_plot2). The package is published on CRAN,
Author is Hadley Wickham (www.had.co.nz), who is also working on a book on
this topic. He may either have useful tips and hints regarding the legal
stuff, or be interested in a discussion, so it may be worth a try to contact
On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 07:01:29PM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> I also think that this is a good direction to look into, but
> unfortunately I think that the first step we will have to take is
> to get competent legal advice. Witness:
> Both of these are patents titled "A computer method, apparatus
> and storage medium is provided for creating quantitative
> aesthetic graphics from data," inventor L. Wilkinson, assigned to
> SPSS Inc.
> Hmm Yes. Perhaps then it's better if we don't read this book, least
> it subconciously influences the code.
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