[R] Newsgroup - another try?

Emmanuel Paradis paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr
Tue Sep 4 17:14:30 CEST 2001

			  [Manually approved by MM;
			   had `majordomo buzzwords' in text]

My grain of salt on this issue...

I find the flow of messages coming from r-help very manageable... except
probably on Monday morning :-( (too many statisticians work during the
week-end!). I tend to un-subscribe from the list when I am away from my lab
more than a week.

Fortunately, most users put meaningful "Subject" in their messages, so that
it is easy to sort the incoming messages that could be interesting, or for
which I could contribute anything.

Regarding the delay between queries and replies, I often receive the latter
before the former. Thus, when I receive a query with no reply, I assume
nobody has yet answered, and I try to do it if I can.

Finally, the list archives are indeed a useful source of information. I
recently needed a function to compute Moran's test and found it there
(thanks to Ben Bolker). If I un-subscribe, I sometimes drop an eye on the
most recent messages in the archives to see what are the recent gossips.

Emmanuel Paradis

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