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[MathGroup]: Descriptive headings

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  • Subject: [mg51935] [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 02:17:57 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
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[I will be commenting on this in a post shortly - moderator]

Hi all, and especially Steve Christensen:

At the recent Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, Luc Barthelet 
<lucb at>, a regular user of MathGroup suggested that it would be 
good if all postings to MathGroup included a categorisation in their
header, e.g.

  Newbies, Graphics, Functions, Programming, Statistics, Teaching,
  Integration, Numerics, Symbolic Algebra, Special Functions, ...

so a Subject line might take the form

  [Statistics]: How to fit to an elliptical function?

(not sure if the [ ] are required or useful). In this way, sorting by 
Subject would be easier. Of course, it's not always easy to do such a 
categorisation, and they may change with time (as a problem stated as a 
Numerics might end up being solved using Symbolic Algebra). 
Nevertheless, I think such a change would be very useful. It should also 
help when doing searches on MathGroup archives.


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