[R] Curve Fitting/Regression with Multiple Observations

Kyeong Soo (Joseph) Kim kyeongsoo.kim at gmail.com
Sat May 1 01:24:14 CEST 2010

I have already learned a lot from the list, both technical and not,
and cannot thank enough for those valuable suggestions. In fact, as
said in my previous posts, I got really critical help and advices,
which really addresses the issues I have.

By the way, there is one point or two in your post I agree on, but I
am not sure why you just pointed out side issues (by snipping a part
of my saying) without touching the main topic of this thread at all. I
can go on but won't because arguing for the sake of argument is of no
value to anyone in this thread.

It would have been better if you could have focused on the topic and
provided some technical and practical information which I could learn
from and be very thankful for.


On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM, Greg Snow <Greg.Snow at imail.org> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
>> project.org] On Behalf Of Kyeong Soo (Joseph) Kim
>> Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 4:10 AM
>> To: kMan
>> Cc: r-help at r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] Curve Fitting/Regression with Multiple Observations
> [snip]
>> By the way, I wonder why most of the responses I've received from this
>> list are so cynical (or skeptical?) and in some sense done in a quite
>> arrogant way. It's very hard to imagine that one would receive such
>> responses in my own areas of computer simulation and optical
>> communications/networking. If a newbie asks a question to the list not
>> making much sense or another FAQ, that is usually ignored (i.e., no
>> response) because all we are too busy to deal with that. Sometimes,
>> though, a kind soul (like Gabor) takes his/her own valuable time and
>> doesn't mind explaining all the details from simple basics.
> In my experience with this list, and others, the perceived level of cynical/skeptical/arrogant answers has more to do with the reader than with the writer.  If you want to be offended, you will find things to be offended about even when none was intended.  If you look for help and useful responses (follow the posting guide) and are thankful for what you learn, you will learn more and be bothered less.
> R-help is a mixture of different levels and cultures.  In framing responses it is hard to know what the other person may find offensive (I was once yelled at and chewed out quite thoroughly for truthfully answering "no" when asked if I drink coffee).
> Most responders on this list (actually I would say all, but there might be an exception that I have not noticed) are trying to be helpful, there is just a large variability in the tones of the responses.
> --
> Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
> Statistical Data Center
> Intermountain Healthcare
> greg.snow at imail.org
> 801.408.8111

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