[Rd] CRAN Task Views: ctv package available

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Fri Mar 11 18:34:10 CET 2005

If I understand this correctly, I think it is a great idea. Just to be 
sure I do understand, would you expect there might also be a "Time 
Series" view, which would probably overlap some with the "Econometrics" 

Paul Gilbert

Achim Zeileis wrote:

> Dear developeRs,
> in the last month I mentioned in several discussions on R-help that Kurt
> and I were working on tools for "CRAN Task Views" which should help to
> structure the fast-growing list of packages on CRAN.
> Now the first version of a package called ctv (for CRAN Task Views) is
> available from CRAN and also two frist drafts for such views can be seen
> at 
>   http://CRAN.R-project.org/src/contrib/Views/
> When you install the ctv package you can also query this from within R
> via:
>   CRAN.views()
>   install.views("Econometrics", lib = "/path/to/foo")
> New views can be easily written in an XML-based format from which we can
> generate the HTML information displayed on the Web and also the
> information needed for querying the views via CRAN.views(). The package
> contains a short vignette that explains how to write new task views.
> Feedback on the package would be very welcome! Furthermore, if you want
> to write and maintain a new task view for a certain topic, that would be
> great! Just drop me an e-mail with your suggestion.
> Best wishes from Vienna,
> Z
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