Re: [Rd] Suggestions for R-devel / R-help digest format

From: Robert M. Flight <rflight79_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 08:52:35 -0400

Hi Saravanan,

You don't need a separate GMail account, as others suggested. I use GMail as my client, and I have FILTERS set up to catch any R-Help, etc (really anything that comes from a specific address), archive the message so I don't see it in my inbox (unless someone is replying directly to me in addition to sending to R-help), and then I can view the emails at my leisure.

HTH, -Robert

Robert M. Flight, Ph.D.
University of Louisville Bioinformatics Laboratory University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

PH 502-852-1809 (HSC)
PH 502-852-0467 (Belknap)
EM robert.flight_at_louisville.edu
EM rflight79_at_gmail.com

Williams and Holland's Law:
       If enough data is collected, anything may be proven by statistical methods.

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 15:26, Saravanan
<saravanan.thirumuruganathan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Steve and Brian !
>
> Probably, I will create a gmail account for mailing lists and let it take
> care of the threading.
>
> Regards,
> Saravanan
>
> On 07/07/2011 12:02 PM, Brian G. Peterson wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 11:44 -0500, Saravanan wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I am passive reader of both R-devel and R-help mailing lists. I am
>>> sending the following comments to r-devel as it seemed more suitable. I
>>> am aware that this list uses GNU mailman for the list management. I have
>>> my options set that it sends a email digest. One thing I find is that
>>> the digest consists of emails that ordered temporarlly. For eg lets say
>>> there are two threads t1 and t2 and the emails arrive as e1 of t1, e2 of
>>> t2, e3 of t3  . The digest lists them as e1,e2 and then e3. Is it
>>> possible to somehow configure it as T1 : e1,e3 and then T2 : e2 ?
>>>
>>> This is the digest format that google groups uses which is incredibly
>>> helpful as you can read all the messages in a thread. Additionally, it
>>> also helpfully includes a header that lists all the threads in digest so
>>> that you can jump to the one you are interested in. I checked the
>>> mailman options but could not find any.
>>>
>>> Does anyone else have the same issue? It is not a big issue in R-devel
>>> but R-help is a much more high traffic mailing list. I am interested in
>>> hearing how you read/filter your digest mails in either R-help or other
>>> high volume mailing lists.
>>
>> This really has nothing to do with R, but rather mailman.
>>
>> I use folders, filtered on the server using SIEVE and/or procmail.  No
>> digest required. I get the mails immediately, not later in the day or
>> the next day,  and can use all my various email clients easily to
>> read/respond.
>>
>> mailman supports a MIME digest format that includes a table of contents
>> with links to each MIME part.  mailman does not support a threaded
>> digest, to the best of my knowledge.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>    - Brian
>>
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-devel_at_r-project.org mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>



R-devel_at_r-project.org mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel Received on Fri 15 Jul 2011 - 13:00:45 GMT

This quarter's messages: by month, or sorted: [ by date ] [ by thread ] [ by subject ] [ by author ]

All messages

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Fri 15 Jul 2011 - 22:20:10 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel. Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive