Posts Tagged ‘web 2.0’
“What’s the big deal? We already have the r-help mailing list.”
No, it’s a big deal. Really.
Have you forgotten the joys of being a first-year R user, either begging advice off of friends or using Google to search archives of the R-help list? (Firefox has a dedicated search add-on for the R-help archives.) Yes, it gets the job done, but it’s kludge. If you’re a self-taught R programmer you know what I’m talking about.
StackExchange for Statistical Analysis will let experienced users answer statistics questions, presented in a legible format, and good answers are promoted to the top of the list. Questions can be tagged by subject matter and by package. Proper formatting for code swatches, and for discussion. It’s modeled on StackOverflow.