[Rd] A possible improvement to apropos

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Fri Dec 15 18:38:37 CET 2006

Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at> writes:

>>>>>> Robert Gentleman writes:
>> I would also, personally prefer some sort of approximate matching since 
>> there are different ways to spell some words, and some folks abbreviate 
>> parts of words.
> The same design has been employed by help.search for a long time, for
> exactly the same reasons (albeit with slightly different agrep
> defaults).

I may not have spent enough time adjusting the behavior, but when I
tried agrep for apropos, I found that I almost always got way too many
hits and found the case-insensitive grep the right balance.

+ seth

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