|Date: ||Wed, 1 Apr 2009 18:46:10 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS Institute to invest upto $20 m with R Project|
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On Apr 1, 2009, at 10:55 am, Peter Flom wrote:
> Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET> wrote
>> Even though this thread has already gone well into the Friday Humor
>> its still April Fool's Day in both Europe and North America, and I
>> personally agree with the results of this year's SAS-L vote, I'm
>> going to use it to address your comment on SAS-L MVS voting.
>> We get to nominate and elect anyone we so choose, without
>> but the operative term is 'we.'
>> As you and I both heard at this year's SAS-L BOF, only around 30 of
>> bothered to vote in this year's SAS-L election in spite of the fact
>> it was open to anyone who cared to vote.
>> I would hope that those who either read or post on the list, but
>> voted in the past, don't allow the commendation to become a travesty.
> I think there are a couple of issues here.
> First, many of the most prolific and helpful SAS-Lers are already in
> the hall of fame
> and thus ineligible.
You can vote for me next year - I'm still eligible.
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> I can appreciate that .... the same couple people winning year after
> year would be dull..... But, given how MANY people are now in the H
> of F, and still active here,
> it might be good to make it 3 categories:
> Masters, rookies, and .... well, some category for the rest of us.
> This might spark additional interest in the voting, too.
> Second, I read all or nearly all of the statistics posts, but
> on other topics, I read relatively little There is certainly some
> overlap between
> the statistics posters and everyone else, but there are also quite a
> few people
> who mostly post about statistics. I imagine that many readers only
> read certrain
> topics. This makes it hard to vote and nominate
> I am not qualified to say whose posts on other topics are good or bad.
> Peter L. Flom, PhD
> Statistical Consultant
> www DOT peterflomconsulting DOT com