Re: [R] Digest reading is tedious

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Wed 10 Aug 2005 - 06:47:35 EST

>>>>> "Trevor" == Trevor Hastie <>
>>>>> on Tue, 9 Aug 2005 10:27:32 -0700 writes:

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

But that has been an option in mailman, the software behind our mailing lists --- for ages ---

I'm astonished none of the funny responses would mention this, and I'm further astonished I have to explain such simple things to such smart people ;-)

Please open the URL at the end of every message go to the bottom and "log in" -- clicking the [Unsubscribe or Edit Options] field. You need your mailing list password sooner or later. The one you get sent every 1st of the month; or you can have it sent to you again.

Then you are in a page entitled

     "R-help Membership Configuration for <foo>@<bar" Scroll down to the section

       "Your R-help Subscription"
where the 3rd entry is entitled

      Get MIME or Plain Text Digests?
and now you want MIME.

I hope this helps,
Martin mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Wed Aug 10 06:51:49 2005

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