[R] "Digest" version of R-help and R-devel mailing lists
Martin Maechler
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Sep 20 10:37:33 CEST 1999
A few of you have expressed the desire for a "digest" subscription to the
R-help and/or R-devel mailing lists.
{This may be especially useful if you leave for vacation etc}.
These ``digest lists'' have now been put into place, i.e., if you don't
want to get as much e-mail from R-help or R-devel as currently,
but still would want to be in touch,
you could now consider changing your subscription, from, e.g.,
R-help to R-help-digest.
Note that a "digest" in this sense is no condensation; it's just
one e-mail with all messages instead of single message e-mails.
The one I (as currently only subscribe to R-help-digest) got this morning
started as
>> R-help Digest Monday, September 20 1999 Volume 01 : Number 002
>>
>>
>>
>> In this issue:
>>
>> Re: [R] janka data
>> Re: [R] using C++ with R?
>> [R] janka data
>> Re: [R] using C++ with R?
>> [R] error in loading shared libraries
>> Re: [R] error in loading shared libraries
>>
>> See the end of the digest for information about r-help-digest
> (and then these 6 messages concatenated)
Further note that the digest follows "official" standard RFC 934,
and can be dealt with `` almost any digest-digester that comes along ''
(eg. in Emacs RMAIL, I can do M-x undigestify-rmail-message which would split
the above digest into 1+6 single messages)
Mail to R-help-digest is the same as mail to R-help
(such that replying to R-help-digest will reply to where appropriate).
I am proposing (and have currently activated) to have digestifications
3 times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (at MET 04 = UTC 04+{1|2}).
Another possibility would be daily digests.
I think we should keep it as it is now for a while and have the digest
subscribers send me mail (not to the list which is identical to R-help)
if a different schedule is desired [e.g. S-news-digest is daily].
Finally, how do you change your subscription from R-help to R-help-digest?
On Unix {with working e-mail}, it's as simple as
echo subscribe r-help-digest | mail majordomo at stat.math.ethz.ch
echo unsubscribe r-help | mail majordomo at stat.math.ethz.ch
Of course, I'm not encouraging anyone to do this, since "immediate"
discussions are more helpful to anyone looking for help on R-help.
On the other hand, you might be interested in R's development, but not want
to get as many messages as you get now.
I think this is particularly true for R-devel which gets all bug reports.
You may consider subscribing to R-devel-digest if you have shied away from
subscribing to R-devel till now.
BTW, this is *not* sent to R-devel since I assume any R-develers to be
subscribed to R-help anyway... okay?
Your list maintainer,
Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> http://stat.ethz.ch/~maechler/
Seminar fuer Statistik, ETH-Zentrum LEO D10 Leonhardstr. 27
ETH (Federal Inst. Technology) 8092 Zurich SWITZERLAND
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