[R] Appropriate forum for announcing R package updates

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Wed Jul 10 20:42:32 CEST 2013

On Jul 10, 2013, at 1:29 PM, Frank Harrell <f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:

> I have been confused about the appropriate e-mail address to use to make announcements to r-help for major package update.  In the past I've submitted to R-packages at lists.r-project.org without seeing the announcement appear on r-help.
> Thanks for any guidance.
> Frank

Hi Frank,

R-packages (https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-packages) should be the correct list for those announcements.

A quick check of a few recent posts shows that they are being forwarded to R-Help as well.

It is however a low volume list. 116 posts in 2010, 77 in 2011, 72 in 2012 and 25 so far in 2013. The trend would seem to be downward.


Marc Schwartz

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