[R] R web site-Useability & finding varous bits of documentation

John Kane jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Thu Jun 19 15:50:18 CEST 2008

I was starting to write a note to a prospective R-user and came to the point of explaining how to get useful introductory information on R. 

After mentioning the Into and the FAQs I went on to try to explain how to use a lot of the contributed information. 

However I realised that there seems to be no direct way to get to Other Publications or Contributed Documenation. 

The best I have seen is to get to Books and then click on  "other publications" which take one to "Publications related to R" or go to "other" (main page)  and then click on "Contributed Documentation"
which takes one to "Contributed Documentation"  This seems less than optimal.

Am I missing some more direct ways to get to "Publications related to R" and "Contributed Documentation"?  I remember blundering around the site for some time (days in elapsed time?) before I managed to find these documents.

If I am  not we may be losing a lot of potential users who just cannot find basic documentation.  The Intro and the FAQs are invaluable but not exactly the best way for a complete noivice to get started.

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