[R] Protocol for answering basic questions

Robert Sams Robert at sanctumfi.com
Wed Dec 1 21:22:20 CET 2004

> Experienced R users don't seem to understand how difficult the program can be to new users. Responding that the questioner > should read the 'Introduction to R' or a similar document is like answering a question for directions to one's house with 
> 'Buy a map'.

from the posting guide:

"Good manners: Remember that customs differ. Some people are very direct. Others surround everything they say with hedges and apologies. Be tolerant. Rudeness is never warranted, but sometimes `read the manual' is the appropriate response. Don't waste time discussing such matters on the list."

indeed. when in rome...


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