[R] R mailing list archive difficulty

From: François Pinard <pinard_at_iro.umontreal.ca>
Date: Sat 02 Apr 2005 - 09:15:14 EST

Hi, people! This is my first babble on this list, please be kind! :-)

Last Tuesday, I wrote to the (likely) Webmaster of the R site to report a little problem, but also to ask for advice about how to get a bulk copy of the mailing list archives, from 2002 to now.

While I quite understand that from Tuesday to now, there has been little time, and it is only normal that I did not receive a reply yet, I dare re-submitting the same question (message appended below) to this list, in hope someone will reply sooner. I see some bits of free time, this week-end, and would like using them, if possible, at the tedious work of getting those archives, so it sooner gets behind me, instead of ahead...

                          Thanks to all.  Enjoy the spring! :-)


François Pinard http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

attached mail follows:

Robert King, hello!

The page `http://www.r-project.org' gives your name as a contact.

The link `http://www.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html', near the end of the page, labelled `Frequently Asked Questions', does not resolve, giving:

    Not Found
    The requested URL /doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html was not found on this server.

    Apache/1.3.26 Server at www.r-project.org Port 80

I would like to get hold on a copy of R mailing lists archives, for local, off-line, progressive perusal (I find Web-based browsing of email extremely inefficient). So, I recursively got archives from `ftp://ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch/Mail-archives/'. The format used in these files is quite usable locally. However, the problem is that these archives do not go beyond 2002. (Maybe the `http://www.r-project.org' Web page should mention this.)

Would you be kind enough to advise me with a (simple) way by which I would get in bulk all R archives from 2003 up to now? The simplest format, the better, of course, yet I feel ready to locally reformat HTML if this is the only format you have at your end.

I'm discovering R with a lot of pleasure, and some fear as well :-). There is in there an wholly impressive amount of work and knowledge.

                                      Thanks, and keep happy!


François Pinard http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

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