[R] Re: Protocol for answering basic questions

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Mon Dec 6 03:36:20 CET 2004

I'll really be brief this time...

> From: Tony Plate
> Also, I think that John Maindonald's idea of a "I am new to 
> R, where do I 
> start?" page, with a link from the posting guide, is an 
> excellent idea.

Someone mentioned a tip shown at R startup (a la S-PLUS for Windows, I
guess).  I guess someone (hint, hint) could collect a set of tips, perhaps
using Paul Johnson's page as a starting point, and make it into a contrib
package similar to the `fortune' package.  Those who likes it can have a
random one displayed at startup.  Those who don't need not bother.
> [Attribution 
> to Andy Liaw, or remain anonymous?]

Umm... I did say that out in the public, so I guess not much point in hiding


> As some feel that sufficient time and bandwidth has already 
> been spent on 
> this issue, if anyone has any comments on this particular 
> matter of an 
> addition to the posting guide (or FAQ), feel free to choose 
> to respond to 
> me privately, and I will summarize as appropriate.
> -- Tony Plate
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