[R] Reply to list policy

Jonathan Rougier J.C.Rougier at durham.ac.uk
Wed Dec 8 11:14:33 CET 1999

On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Martyn Plummer wrote:

> Recently R-help has been too busy for me to keep up with.  There were
> quite a few identical responses in the "Finding indices with a certain
> property" thread, rather than an extended discussion.  I think this 
> illustrates the need for a reply to author policy.
> Does anybody else feel the same way?

I do, at least a bit.  I expect many people operate an informal reply to
author policy anyhow.  For example, my response to the which() question
would normally have gone only to the author, but I find which() to be a
very useful function and was myself unaware of it until quite recently.  
Hence I also mailed back to r-help.  I don't think we would need to
formalise such an arrangement, but it is important to encourage posting of
summaries if r-help does not carry a comprehensive answer.

Cheers, Jonathan.

Jonathan Rougier                       Science Laboratories
Department of Mathematical Sciences    South Road
University of Durham                   Durham DH1 3LE

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 weighed in the scale with what we know"  (Meredith, 1879, The Egoist)

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