Re: [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51975] Re: [mg51935] [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 02:07:36 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200411050717.CAA06894@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I am not sure whether having each time to think of a categorisation would not cause enough trouble to discourage people from sending useful posts that may be difficult to categorise. And, on the other hand, have to include a number of controversial but time-honoured categories of the kind : "New Version New Bugs", It's not a bug it's a feature, you twit", "Yet Another Stroke of Genius!!!", "A counter-example to Fermat's Theorem!" and so on... And what about this one? Andrzej Kozlowski Chiba, Japan http://www.akikoz.net/~andrzej/ http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/ On 5 Nov 2004, at 16:17, Paul Abbott wrote: > [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 ea.com>, 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. > > Cheers, > Paul > > -- > Paul Abbott Phone: +61 8 6488 2734 > School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 > The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) > 35 Stirling Highway > Crawley WA 6009 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au > AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul > >

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**References**:**[MathGroup]: Descriptive headings***From:*Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>