[R] Web based R-help not a list

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Nov 11 06:29:07 CET 2011

On Nov 10, 2011, at 7:38 PM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Cem Girit <girit at biopticon.com>  
> wrote:
>> Somebody suggested "Stackoverflow" problems as
>> well. These could all be avoided.
> I think you misunderstood the mention of 'Stackoverflow'. This is a
> solution, not a problem!
> StackOverflow (www.stackoverflow.com) is a question-and-answer
> website for programmers questions, part of the 'Stack Exchange'
> network of Q&A sites. Questions on R programming are often asked
> there, and live quite happily amongst the C, Python, Java etc
> questions.
> Questions (and answers) can have rich text, maths, images etc,
> included, can be edited, ranked, bookmarked, deleted, tagged, marked
> as duplicate, flagged as useless etc etc by the users.
> As with any community there's some rules - for example don't ask a
> question thats mostly statistical (with a bit of R) on
> www.stackoverflow.com - that should go to www.crossvalidated.com. And
> as usual, try and create examples that people can cut and paste to
> duplicate your problem.
> Head on over, sign up, and ask!

But one IS expected to:
a)  search at (least on SO before posting). Questions that duplicate  
existing  Q&A's will be quickly "closed".
b) read the guidelines:

> There's also a chat forum:
> http://chat.stackoverflow.com/rooms/106/r
> Barry

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

More information about the R-help mailing list