P.Mean: Getting on and off various email lists (created 2008-07-17).

In my transition to a new email address, I am having to sign off and re-sign on to a variety of email lists. Here are the details of how to do this for those lists related to my work.


Edstat-l. The page that hosts this list has a very brief description:

Teaching and learning statistics. No attachments. A web interface is available. List created by whv on 5/18/2004. -- lists.psu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=EDSTAT-L

Although the discussion often focuses on the general practice of statistics, the intended focus is actually the pedagogy of Statistics. There is a link on the webpage that will let you join or leave the list.


Evidence-Based-Health. The page that hosts this list describes it as follows:

This list is for discussion of teaching, practice and implementation EBHC. Evidence based health (EBH) is the integration of individual knowledge with the best available external evidence from systematic research in making decisions about health care. This list is for teachers and practitioners in EBHC to communicate with colleagues, announce meetings and courses, stimulate discussion, air controversies and aid the implementation of EBH. -- www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/EVIDENCE-BASED-HEALTH.html

There is a link on this page with instruction on how to join or leave this list.

IRB Forum.

MedStats. The main page for this list has a link "About This Group" which describes MedStats briefly as

A discussion group for anyone with an interest in Medical Statistics. -- groups.google.com/group/MedStats/about

You need a Google account to sign in. A Google account is a simple no-cost and obligation-free account. Then you can join the list.

R-help. Here's a nice description of the R-help list:

The `main' R mailing list, for announcements about the development of R and the availability of new code, questions and answers about problems and solutions using R, enhancements and patches to the source code and documentation of R, comparison and compatibility with S and S-plus, and for the posting of nice examples and, benchmarks.

To subscribe to the R-help mailing list, send mail to r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch with subscribe in the message body (not in the subject line!). Information about the list can be obtained by sending an email with info as its contents (again, in the message body, not the subject line!) to the same address. -- tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/

Additional information is available at the R FAQ.

Note in particular that R-help is intended to be comprehensible to people who want to use R to solve problems but who are not necessarily interested in or knowledgeable about programming. Questions likely to prompt discussion unintelligible to non-programmers (e.g., questions involving C or C++) should go to R-devel.

Convenient access to information on these lists, subscription, and archives is provided by the web interface at stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/. One can also subscribe (or unsubscribe) via email, e.g. to R-help by sending ‘subscribe’ (or ‘unsubscribe’) in the body of the message (not in the subject!) to R-help-request@lists.R-project.org.

Send email to R-help@lists.R-project.org to send a message to everyone on the R-help mailing list. Subscription and posting to the other lists is done analogously, with ‘R-help’ replaced by ‘R-announce’, ‘R-packages’, and ‘R-devel’, respectively. Note that the R-announce and R-packages lists are gatewayed into R-help. Hence, you should subscribe to either of them only in case you are not subscribed to R-help. -- cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html



Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. This page was written by Steve Simon and was last modified on 2010-04-01. Need more information? I have a page with general help resources. You can also browse for pages similar to this one at Category: Teaching resources.