[Rd] Packages of snippets?

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Thu Jun 24 13:16:43 CEST 2004

On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 23:34:54 -0400, "Roger D. Peng" <rpeng at jhsph.edu>

>Duncan, I very much like your idea of a RNews/JSS "package" which 
>would contain code snippets from different contributors.  In 
>fact, I would be willing to maintain such a package if it came 
>into existence.  One note (I'm not sure if this is a flaw, 
>strictly speaking), the package would only be able to cover 
>functions.  So general "tips", for example those covered on the 
>Rtips webpage (http://www.ku.edu/~pauljohn/R/Rtips.html), would 
>not be able to make their way into the package.

I'm not so sure about that.  Packages have a variety of mechanisms for
including demos, vignettes, and other documentation.  It would just
require working out a way to present the stuff so that people could
find what they need.

Duncan Murdoch

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