[R] update to posting guide: use 'sessionInfo()' instead of 'version'

From: Tony Plate <tplate_at_acm.org>
Date: Fri 30 Dec 2005 - 04:38:47 EST


Some changes have been made to the posting guide, based on suggestions from various R-help contributors over the past year.

The most significant change is the recommendation to use 'sessionInfo()'   rather than 'version' when asking questions about unexpected behavior or bugs. This change was made because 'sessionInfo()' reports the version and a list of packages currently attached. As more and more packages become available, it becomes more likely that unexpected behavior is due to conflicts between packages, so this is relevant information.

[Note that sessionInfo() currently does not report all the information that 'version' does (it omits at least "Status" and "svn rev"). R-core members are aware of this -- whether or not they change this is up to them.]


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https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html Received on Fri Dec 30 04:43:42 2005

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