[R] Wikis etc.

Kevin E. Thorpe kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca
Fri Jan 6 02:24:07 CET 2006

Frank makes an intersting point.  For those interested, A site I spend
quite a bit of time on for Linux related stuff is IMHO really well done.
There are fora for many different linux distrubtions.  There is a wiki,
a collection of tutorials, etc.  If you want to take a look, the url is


Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> 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

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297

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