Re: [R] Wikis etc.

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <>
Date: Fri 06 Jan 2006 - 12:24:07 EST

Frank makes an intersting point. For those interested, A site I spend quite a bit of time on for Linux related stuff is IMHO really well done. There are fora for many different linux distrubtions. There is a wiki, a collection of tutorials, etc. If you want to take a look, the url is


Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> I feel that as long as people continue to provide help on r-help wikis
> will not be successful. I think we need to move to a central wiki or
> discussion board and to move away from e-mail. People are extremely
> helpful but e-mail seems to be to always be memory-less and messages get
> too long without factorization of old text. R-help is now too active
> and too many new users are asking questions asked dozens of times for
> e-mail to be effective.
> The wiki also needs to collect and organize example code, especially for
> data manipulation. I think that new users would profit immensely from a
> compendium of examples.
> Just my .02 Euros
> Frank

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email:  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297

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