[R] Wikis etc.
sourceforge at metrak.com
Sat Jan 7 02:02:57 CET 2006
I am a fan of wiki's and I reckon it would really help with making R
more accessible. On one extreme you have this email list and on the
other extreme you have RNews and the PDF's on CRAN. A wiki might hit
the spot between them and reduce the traffic on the email list.
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
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