This is the Debian GNU/Linux r-cran-farma package of fAssets, a set of
function for asset selection and modelling that is part of Rmetrics, a
collection of packages for financial engineering and computational
finance. Both fAssets and Rmetrics were written and compiled primarily
by Diethelm Wuertz.
This package was created by Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The sources were downloaded from the main CRAN site
and are also available from all CRAN mirrors as e.g.
The package was renamed from its upstream name 'fAssets' to
'r-cran-fassets' to fit the pattern of CRAN (and non-CRAN) packages for
Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Diethelm Wuertz
Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Rmetrics Foundation
On a Debian GNU/Linux system, the GPL license is included in the file
For reference, the upstream DESCRIPTION file is included below:
Date: 1997 - 2007
Title: Rmetrics - Assets Selection and Modelling
Author: Diethelm Wuertz and many others, see the SOURCE file
Depends: R (>= 2.4.0), methods, robustbase, MASS, fBasics, fRegression
Maintainer: Diethelm Wuertz and Rmetrics Core Team <Rmetricsemail@example.com>
Description: Environment for teaching "Financial Engineering and Computational Finance"
NOTE: SEVERAL PARTS ARE STILL PRELIMINARY AND MAY BE CHANGED IN THE FUTURE.
THIS TYPICALLY INCLUDES FUNCTION AND ARGUMENT NAMES,
AS WELL AS DEFAULTS FOR ARGUMENTS AND RETURN VALUES.
License: GPL Version 2 or later
Packaged: Mon Oct 8 14:08:46 2007; myself
and the following segment was extracted from the header of R/zzz.R [
and yes, that is the old FSF address but I am quoting here ]
# This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
# modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public
# License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
# version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
# This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU Library General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General
# Public License along with this library; if not, write to the
# Free Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
# MA 02111-1307 USA
# Copyrights (C)
# for this R-port:
# 1999 - 2007, Diethelm Wuertz, GPL
# Diethelm Wuertz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
# for the code accessed (or partly included) from other R-ports:
# see R's copyright and license files
# for the code accessed (or partly included) from contributed R-ports
# and other sources
# see Rmetrics's copyright file