[Rd] R Newsletter: 1st Call for Articles
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 17:17:23 -0500
This is a very nice idea. I would have a problem tough with the Latex format
you require. I'm almost certain that to most Windows user, Latex is as bad
news as a foreign language you know nothing about. Would there be an
alternative to please every body?
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> Kurt Hornik and I will start to publish a quarterly electronic
> ``R Newsletter''
> beginning with January 2001 (if all goes well). The idea is to have a
> mixture of articles describing
> 1) new features in R itself
> 2) contributed add-on packages
> 3) nice applications
> 4) more general statistical computing issues related to R
> 5) or ...
> OK, now comes my christmas wish to you: If you are the author of a
> package on CRAN and want to promote it a little bit, well, maybe you
> find some time during the holidays to write approx. 2 pages (A4 or
> letter) in LaTeX and send it to Kurt or me? The same applies if you
> simply have a nice application using R. The idea is to have the
> newsletter not too technical, i.e., an article describing a package
> could shortly describe the statistical background and then demonstrate
> the usage on some typical data set. Of course graphics are more than
> The newsletter will be published as PDF file on CRAN, the final format
> will be created while we layout number one, hence any LaTeX file
> should be fine as contribution.
> Otherwise I wish everybody all the best for X-Mas and a happy new
> Fritz Leisch
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