[Rd] organisation of packages & CRAN

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 01:50:43 CET 2014

Spencer Graves <spencer.graves <at> prodsyse.com> writes:

>        Might it be appropriate to add "http://metacran.github.io/search" 
> and the "sos" package to the official list of R search capabilities at 
> "www.r-project.org/search.html"?  [Disclaimer:  I'm the lead author of 
> "sos".]
>        Best Wishes,
>        Spencer Graves

  I would go farther and nominate the sos package for inclusion as 
a recommended package (I don't have any conflict of interest in 
making the suggestion).  When I tell students about it many of them
are puzzled that it's not part of the core R framework. I understand
the arguments against migrating new functionality into core R, but
this functionality is super-useful especially for beginners, and
it seems worth it to lower the bar for finding help, at the cost
of not a huge amount of extra code to maintain.

  Ben Bolker

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