[R] Not attaching zip files to postings.. {was "dudi.pcabehaviour..."}

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Aug 2 11:43:38 CEST 2004

>>>>> "HenrikB" == Henrik Bengtsson <hb at maths.lth.se>
>>>>>     on Mon, 2 Aug 2004 11:27:56 +0200 writes:

    >> -----Original Message-----
    >> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
    >> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Martin Maechler
    >> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 10:05 AM
    >> To: Sebastien Durand
    >> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
    >> Subject: [R] Not attaching zip files to postings.. {was 
    >> "dudi.pcabehaviour..."}
    >> >>>>> "Sebastien" == Sebastien Durand <sebastien.durand at umontreal.ca>
    >> >>>>>     on Sat, 31 Jul 2004 16:57:07 -0400 writes:
    Sebastien> Hello,
    Sebastien> I not have attached in this e-mail the zipped 
    Sebastien> list of matrices I am using because it has 1 meg 
    Sebastien> once zipped and anyway we cannot send attached 
    Sebastien> files on r-help mailling list.
    >> yes, some (few) you can, but definitely not zip files -- 
    >> AFAIK nowadays most viruses come as *.zip ...
    >> The posting guide (below) tells you what to do instead of 
    >> attaching them.

    HenrikB> It's not fun to receieve 1 MB files via a 56k modem
    HenrikB> (as I am sometimes forced to use). Although not in
    HenrikB> the posting guide, I would appreciate if that big
    HenrikB> attachements could be posted on a webpage with a
    HenrikB> URL to in the message, if possible. Is this a good
    HenrikB> suggestion? 

And it has been made on the R lists more than once.
Note that the current limit for a single posting to R-help 
is 100K anyway.  I'd have to manually approve larger ones
(and I most often don't approve).

The only somewhat embarassing thing: When I wrote the above, I
thought this *was* in the posting guide but it isn't..

Henrik, would you be willing to send me a small "diff" against the
current posting-guide.html ?

    HenrikB> Of course, such files will be lost in
    HenrikB> the mail archives as time goes by.

yes, but their relevance will be degrading as well.


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