Re: [R] Wikis etc.

From: Tony Plate <tplate_at_acm.org>
Date: Sat 07 Jan 2006 - 02:54:54 EST

I second Frank's comment! I wonder if questioners who receive a bunch of useful replies could be encouraged to enter a summary of those on a Wiki, in much the same way as users of S-news were expected to post a summary of their answers as a way of giving something back.

An existing R Wiki is located at
http://fawn.unibw-hamburg.de/cgi-bin/Rwiki.pl?RwikiHome

However, there's currently not much on it. Recently on R-help there was   a summary of using databases with R, which looked very useful, so I put that on the Wiki. Maybe if others just start putting things there it can gather momentum?

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



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