[R] Wikis etc.

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Fri Jan 6 02:04:08 CET 2006

I feel that as long as people continue to provide help on r-help wikis 
will not be successful.  I think we need to move to a central wiki or 
discussion board and to move away from e-mail.  People are extremely 
helpful but e-mail seems to be to always be memory-less and messages get 
too long without factorization of old text.  R-help is now too active 
and too many new users are asking questions asked dozens of times for 
e-mail to be effective.

The wiki also needs to collect and organize example code, especially for 
data manipulation.  I think that new users would profit immensely from a 
compendium of examples.

Just my .02 Euros

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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