Item  How and when done

Running Medians for library(modreg) :
We need a fast robust smoother; lowess() is not robust. 
done for R 1.7 "unstable", in Feb.2003. 
scatterplot3d from Uwe Ligges): A simple 3D scatterplot with somewhat
orthogonal functionality to persp() 
The package has has been well available from CRAN, is mature and
documented, and we have submitted a paper (as of end 2002).
In the longer term, we will probably see real 3D graphics much more widely
available from R. 
Implement C.Loader's dbinom(), dpois() improvements 
done for R 1.2 "unstable", as of Sept.29, 2000, together with more,
using CL's bd0() function 
Replace qnorm()'s algorithm with AS 241 
done for R 1.1.0 (June 15, 2000) 
cor(.) should get a new method argument, with
a `match.arg' default of c("pearson", "kendall", "spearman")
completely in line with the cor.test(.) function in the
ctest package  need to move C code for Kendall from ctest to
base (and coordinate all this with Kurt!).

done for R 1.8.0 (Oct 2003) 
Implement the final Newton step in qgamma()'s C
code, suggested Morten Welinder, in bug report PR #2214

done for R 1.9.0 (early 2004) 

