[R] A Few Suggestions to help out newbies
andy_liaw at merck.com
Tue Apr 2 19:01:44 CEST 2002
> From: Lukas Kubin [mailto:lukas.kubin at permonik.com]
> On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> > >8) Command completion and contextual help in R. The first one is
> > >probably fairly easy. The second one is probably
> impossible. It would
> > >involve giving out detailed help messages when things go
> wrong. Not
> > >sure how to do that.
> > Doesn't ESS do this?
> Isn't this too automatical answer? I don't use Emacs and
> believe I'm not
> the only. But it is not the core problem. Why to connect as important
> basic (in my opinion) interface feature as command completion
> (at least)
> is with using a special text editor? In Octave, database
> interfaces and
> others command completion is a standard. So what's the reason not to
> include it in R?
Well, as Thomas Lumley said in the other message, because no one who wants
it bad enough had *contributed* the code. Many things in Open Source
projects such as R get done because some users wanted them bad enough that
they wrote the code, and then contributed to the project. Just think about
it, how many people have the motivation to write and contribute code that
they don't need themselves, just to please some people who do nothing but
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> Lukas Kubin
> lukas.kubin at permonik.com
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