"`R notes' should be better"

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 09:22:47 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Martin Maechler wrote:
> Maybe, the main point should be:
> 	>>>>>> How are these notes used? <<<<
>   If ``most of the time: on paper'',	  I think I'd prefer latex to texinfo
>   If ``substantially: via Web browser'',  maybe texinfo is better.

I think the notes should be intended primarily for paper.  There are
things hypertext is good for, but reading large chunks of mathematical
text isn't one of them (even on a 20 inch monitor). HTML/info would be
useful for cut-and-paste and for when the printed copy is lost, stolen or
strayed, but I'd much rather read from paper. 

I would be prepared to do some of the revision in June/July, in particular
the model formula/frame/matrix stuff and glms, if it doesn't get done by
someone else first. 

How will we handle notes on packages? Terry Therneau has really good
documentation for survival4, which we may be able to include somehow.

Thomas Lumley
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