[R] Announcing a new R news site: R-bloggers.com

Romain Francois romain.francois at dbmail.com
Sat Dec 5 22:52:00 CET 2009

On 12/05/2009 09:32 PM, Tal Galili wrote:
> Hi Dirk,
> I wish to emphasis that I came across PlanetR over a year ago,
> but completely forgot it existed when working on R-bloggers. Also, when I
> contacted the bloggers about this idea, non of them actually wrote to me
> about it (which makes me feel better about not remembering it). I apologies
> if setting up R-bloggers seems like trying to "compete" with PlanetR, this
> at all wasn't my intention.
> Yet, now that my website is up, I hope it will be of use and here
> are several ways in which (at hindsight) I can say it has something to
> offer:
> 1) Planet R is limited (for years) to 26 feeds only, and I don't remember
> seeing it evolve to include (or allow inclusion) of new R blogs that came
> around.

That's not quite true. If you send an email to the maintainer of planet 
R, he will add your feed (both my blog and r graph gallery was added 
this year for example).

> 2) The feeds are of blogs and non blogs (such as wiki or cran updates). That
> makes finding "reading material" inside it very difficult, since the site is
> cluttered with a lot of "updates" from cranbarries and the wiki.

I see this as a good thing. In the program i use to read planet R 
(thunderbird) you can filter out things you are not interested about.

I have requested to be added to yours anyway, might be good for my pagerank.

> 3) In PlanetR, one can only view (about) 5 days back and no more (R-bloggers
> allows viewing of much more then 5 days back).
> 4) R-bloggers allows searching inside the content, PlanetR doesn't.
> 5) R-bloggers allow one to get e-mail updates, PlanetR doesn't.
> 6) R-bloggers offers "related articles", PlanetR doesn't.
> I see R-bloggers<http://www.r-bloggers.com/>  as a "news site" based on the
> R bloggers, and I can't say the same about PlanetR for the reasons I gave
> above.
> With much respect to you Dirk,
> Tal
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> On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel<edd at debian.org>  wrote:
>> On 5 December 2009 at 21:38, Tal Galili wrote:
>> | R-Bloggers.com hopes to serve the R community by presenting (in one
>> place)
>> | all the new articles (posts) written (in English) about R in the "R
>> | blogosphere".
>> But how is that different from
>>       http://PlanetR.stderr.org
>> which has been doing the same quite admirably for years?
>> Dirk
>> --
>> Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.

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