[BioC] Re: Better mailing list archives {was "Searching BioC .."}

Warnes, Gregory R gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com
Wed Oct 1 08:02:21 MEST 2003

I find Google's site search the most effective way to search mail archives.
I generally use the incantation (Example for R):

	site:r-project.org search terms here

to search the entire site, including email.  

To make this easier, and to share this trick with others, I've often wanted
to have a search box on bioconductor.org and r-project.org.

So, here's a simple form does the trick for r-project.org:

  <table cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0>
     <tr valign="baseline"> 
           <font color="#990033">
              <i>Search terms:&nbsp;&nbsp;</i>
        <td nowrap> 
           <form action="http://www.google.com/search" method=get>
                <input type=text value="site:r-project.org" name="q"
                <input type=text value="" name="q" size=25>
                <input name=btnG type=submit value="Google Search">

The obvious change makes it work for bioconductor.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Maechler [mailto:maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 4:33 AM
> To: Jeff Gentry
> Cc: ESS-core at stat.math.ethz.ch; R-core at stat.math.ethz.ch; Bioconductor
> (E-mail)
> Subject: [BioC] Re: Better mailing list archives {was "Searching BioC
> .."}
> >>>>> "JeffG" == Jeff Gentry <jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu>
> >>>>>     on Wed, 1 Oct 2003 01:25:22 -0400 (EDT) writes:
>     >> Is there a search facility for the past BioConductor 
> mails similar to
>     >> R's search engine (eg http://www.google.com/u/newcastlemaths) ?
>     JeffG> Nope.
>     JeffG> If someone wants to provide said capability, it would
>     JeffG> be awfully nice of them :)
> yes, in any case/
>     JeffG> Until then we have the archive, but as you noted 
> there is no search
>     JeffG> capability built in.
> As mailing list site manager, I have recently e-talked with
> some mailman developers about other problems with the simple
> pipermail archiving {which is builtin default for mailman lists}.
> Some then mentioned the possibility of using MHonARC instead of
> pipermail.  But first, we'll definitely have a (minor) upgrade
> of mailman itself.  Then I might have a look into using
> alternatives to pipermail.  If someone has experience or
> valuable information here, I'd be glad.
> Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>	
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