[R] Wikis etc.

paul sorenson 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
> Frank

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