Re: [R] Digest reading is tedious

From: Ted Harding <Ted.Harding_at_nessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 10 Aug 2005 - 03:48:49 EST


On 09-Aug-05 Trevor Hastie wrote:
> Like many, I am sure, I get R-Help in digest form. Its easy enough
> to browse the subject lines, but then if an entry interests you,
> you have to embark on this tedious search or scroll to find it.
> It would be great to have a "clickable" digest, where the topics list
> is a set of pointers, and clicking on a topic takes you to that entry.
> I can think of at least one way to do this via web pages, but I bet
> those with more web skills than me can come up with an elegant
> solution.

If that were implemented, I would suggest that it should be a third category of format, "html-digest", say.

Otherwise, people (though I'm not one of them) who choose to receive R-help in digest form but use text-based mail software will find their screens cluttered with HTML tags.

It's a good idea, but I think the existing digest format should also be kept as it is.

Best wishes,
Ted.



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