EXACT-STATS PROSPECT, Version of 27-Aug-96 This notice is to brief you about the list exact-stats and how to subscribe to it. The exact-stats list is operated at the UK Mailbase hub - the list server address is firstname.lastname@example.org . The purpose of exact-stats is to provide a forum for specialist exchange of information regarding the concepts, use and programming of randomisation/re-randomisation statistics and allied procedures. The aims are partly academic (including the production of reference materials) and partly to promote the wider use of these techniques which have recently become feasible computationally. exact-stats is a closed list, which means that you cannot subscribe yourself directly. The closed nature of the list is in order to encourage academic subscribers with a long-term interest in this area but who would not wish to spend time and effort in dealing with volumes of unfocussed e-mail such as can occur on some general lists. Although exact-stats is a closed list for subscription and thus for participation in discussions, the files of exact-stats can be read by anyone. Files at present available include : prospect (this message) introduction (message sent to each new subscriber) rtpackages.txt (a listing of commercial program sources for randomisation tests etc.) bibintro.txt (information regarding the bibliography files) bibliogen.txt (bibliographic collections on aspects of randomisation biblioalg.txt (tests, including algorithms (biblioalg.txt) and) bibliopre.txt (a recent/reprints section (bibliopre.txt). File bibliocom.txt (bibliocom.txt is the sum of the other three file) glossary.txt (explanations of terms specific to the topic area of exact-stats ) pfishpas.txt (a distributable program (Pascal source) for the Fisher Exact Test on 2x2 tables of counts) To view files send a 1-line (no headers or footers) e-mail message as follows : to: email@example.com message: send exact-stats <filename> (NB : the filename typed should not include the '<''>' characters) In addition to the publication files listed here above, you can also use the send command similarly to obtain the monthly archive discussion files of exact-stats . These archives have filenames of the form <year>-<month> - e.g. 1996-07 . The host Mailbase system keeps the archives available in this way for just 12 months from the date when the messages were broadcast. If you wish to subscribe to exact-stats, then you must send e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org , stating that you have read this 'PROSPECT' message and wish to subscribe. You should also state your name.