[R] Connecting R-help and Google Groups?

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Wed Mar 14 17:09:00 CET 2007

I know nothing about Google Groups, but FWIW, I think it would be most
unwise for R/CRAN to hook up to **any** commercially sponsored web portals.
Future changes in their policies, interfaces,or access conditions may make
them inaccessible or unfreindly to R users. So long as we have folks willing
and able to host and maintain our lists as part of the CRAN infrastructure,
CRAN maintains control. I think this is wise and prudent.

I am happy to be educated to the contrary if I misunderstand how this would

Bert Gunter
Genentech Nonclinical Statistics
South San Francisco, CA 94404

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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Paul Lynch
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:48 AM
To: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [R] Connecting R-help and Google Groups?

This morning I tried to see if I could find the r-help mailing list on
Google Groups, which has an interface that I like.  I found three
Google Groups ("The R Project for Statistical Computing", "rproject",
and "rhelp") but none of them are connected to the r-help list.

Is there perhaps some reason why it wouldn't be a good thing for there
to be a connected Google Group?  I think it should be possible to set
things up so that a post to the Google Group goes to the r-help
mailing list, and vice-versa.

Also, does anyone know why the three existing R Google Groups failed
to get connected to r-help?  It might require some action on the part
of the r-help list administrator.


Paul Lynch
Aquilent, Inc.
National Library of Medicine (Contractor)

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