[R] Protocol for answering basic questions
rkoenker at uiuc.edu
Wed Dec 1 18:22:28 CET 2004
Maybe it would be helpful to think of R-help as something more than
the Oracle of Delphi. Questions, ideally, should be framed in such a
way that they might lead to improvements in R: extensions of the code
or, more frequently clarifications or extensions of the documentation.
Indeed the R-help archive itself serves this function and could
be searched prior to firing off a question to R-help. As traffic on
increases there is a delicate balance that must be maintained in order
to keep knowledgeable users interested in the list.
url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger Roger Koenker
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On Dec 1, 2004, at 10:56 AM, James Foadi wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 Dec 2004 4:46 pm, Robert Brown FM CEFAS wrote:
>> Understandable but not a recipe to encourage the use of R by other
>> experts. The R community needs to decide of they really only want
>> statisticians users and make this clear if it is the case.
>> if they are to encourage novices the present approach is not the way
>> to do
> I perfectly agree with Robert Brown. Althogh I have been captivated by
> and will keep using it, I would appreciate if "R" gurus could make
> this clear.
> Dr James Foadi
> Structural Biology Laboratory
> Department of Chemistry
> University of York
> YORK YO10 5YW
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