[R] A request
zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Tue Apr 2 12:15:02 CEST 2002
While I may be a newbie on the R list, I do have some experience with
running open source projects. My advice is that, if you want people to
contribute, then be friendly and courteous. If people don't contribute,
then it may be because of the way they were treated on this very list.
This is especially true on lists that have the word "help" in them.
Generally, the people who send messages to "help" lists do it to get
"help", and are thus, by definition, clueless. Treating them like
morons does not make them happy.
I personally have had quite a bit of backlashing from folks on here for
very simple mistakes. It has contributed to some of my reluctance to
continue working on my R Report Generator, the crossplatform R graphical
user interface I was working on, and lots of nice documentation for SPSS
users. I may begin it again, but it'd help a lot if people were a bit
friendlier on here.
Just food for thought, don't take it personally. I'm sure you meant it
in a fun loving, sarcastic way :-)
On the subject of statistical process control, I would gladly
participate. My numerical programming skills are rather weak (too much
Java has made me soft) and I despise fortran, but I'd contribute just
about anything I could to such a project. It is actually the reason why
I'm using R in the first place.
Anyway, take care.
Zed A. Shaw
On Mon, 2002-04-01 at 23:27, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Indrajit SenGupta wrote:
> > Can we expect to see an R package on Statistical Quality Control in the
> > future like SPLUS? I can't understand why nobody made this package before.
> Nice to hear you would like to contribute!
> Thank you!
> Uwe Ligges
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