[R] Re: summaries (was: SUMMARY: "elementary sapply question")

Ajay Shah ajayshah at mayin.org
Tue Jun 22 13:45:26 CEST 2004

On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 01:42:15PM +0200, Lutz Prechelt wrote:
> Ajay,
> thank you very much for picking up that age-old habit of 
> posting summaries.
> It existed years ago on s-help and I find it is still a great
> thing: I would not have bothered to read your original question
> nor the answers you got, but I did read the summary -- and I
> learned something quite interesting!
> Maybe some others who receive multiple non-elementary answers to their
> questions could sometimes bother to compile a summary so
> that some of the bystanders be educated at low cost??
> Unrealistic?
> I'd be willing to do it for my own questions if it was at
> least a little common.

:-) I'm an old geezer; have been posting summaries on newsgroups in
this fashion since 1989.

Ajay Shah                                                   Consultant
ajayshah at mayin.org                      Department of Economic Affairs
http://www.mayin.org/ajayshah           Ministry of Finance, New Delhi

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