[R] R help question: How can we enable useRs to contribute corrections to help files faster ?
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Feb 28 19:47:47 CET 2010
On Feb 28, 2010, at 1:04 PM, Tal Galili wrote:
> As much as I agree with your remark in the general case, in this
> case - the
> annoyance is mostly for the next user and not the current one.
> If I spot a typo, after I figure what it had meant - my annoyance is
> I don't have any personal motivation to share the knowledge, asides
> from my
> good intentions.
> It would seem to me that making my life easier in reporting the
> error -
> would only do good to the general community.
> I think the idea of adding a second link to the Index at the top of
> help, is easy to do and would benefit the community member who
> wishes to
> contact the author.
> I also think that adding the e-mail of the maintainer might even be
> (since I remember that when I started using R, I didn't even know I
> someone to contact regarding problems with it).
> This is the place people turn to for help,
Well, I got help. Sharpie gave an answer that was easily turned into a
function that I put in my .Rprofile:
 "Jeffrey Horner <jeff.horner at vanderbilt.edu>"
> it makes sense (at least in my
> humble opinion) to help the users find other help from that
> location. (the
> same way we provide "see also" and other useful links)
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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