[R] R Community mailing list

Patrick Burns pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Sun Jun 18 13:48:11 CEST 2006

Several weeks ago the idea of an 'R Community'
mailing list was discussed.  I was impatiently awaiting
the announcement for it, so asked Martin Maechler
about it yesterday.  I misinterpreted his message on
the subject, so perhaps others did as well.

Martin is seeking a couple of volunteers to whom he
can hand the keys of the mailing list.

Besides doing Rolf's homework for him, a couple other
ideas for the list were expressed.

The first was that it could be used as a meta-mailinglist
for dealing with such issues as what to do about people
who are annoying on the lists (at this point in the conversation
glances were cast in my direction -- I'm not sure what that

The second idea was that it could decentralize tasks.  This
is otherwise known as getting things done without bugging
the hell out of R Core.  For example the birth of the R Wiki,
successful as it has been, would have been smoother with
such a list.

Patrick Burns
patrick at burns-stat.com
+44 (0)20 8525 0696
(home of S Poetry and "A Guide for the Unwilling S User")

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