[R] Wikis etc.

Tony Plate tplate at acm.org
Fri Jan 6 16:54:54 CET 2006

I second Frank's comment!  I wonder if questioners who receive a bunch 
of useful replies could be encouraged to enter a summary of those on a 
Wiki, in much the same way as users of S-news were expected to post a 
summary of their answers as a way of giving something back.

An existing R Wiki is located at 

However, there's currently not much on it.  Recently on R-help there was 
  a summary of using databases with R, which looked very useful, so I 
put that on the Wiki.  Maybe if others just start putting things there 
it can gather momentum?

-- Tony Plate

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

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