[R] Re: R News Volume 2/2

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 24 10:51:07 CEST 2002

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Christian Hoffmann wrote:

> Hi all,
> The file is NOT a gz file, but plain .ps.  So, to read it, rename it by
> deleting the tail ".gz".  (Perhaps my download mechanism fabricated the
> extra ".gz"?)

Rather, your download mechanism un-gzipped it for you:  Netscape and others
often do unless you explicitly save the link contents.  The actual file

auk% file Rnews_2002-2.ps.gz
Rnews_2002-2.ps.gz:     gzip compressed data - deflate method , original
file name

(after ftp-ing which is safe in this regard).

This is so commonplace I am surprised you have not met it before.

> Good luck.

I think good understanding should be more productive.

> --christian
> At 17:19 21.06.2002 +0200, you wrote:
> >
> >We have just published the 2002/2 issue of R News on
> >
> >	http://cran.R-project.org/doc/Rnews
> >
> >where you can download the newsletter as PDF or Postscript file.  It
> >will propagate to the CRAN mirrors within a day or two.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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