[R] R web site-Useability & finding varous bits of documentation
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Thu Jun 19 19:53:12 CEST 2008
Thanks Chuck but that does not actually answer my question. Those navbars do not take me directly to the "Contributed Documentation" nor "Publications related to R"
They take me to Books or "R Documentation".
I still do not see any what for a newbie to find their way from the main R page to either "Contributed Documentation" or "Publications related to R" other than by barging around until they hit it lucky.
The point I am trying to make is that the useability of the R site seems less than optimal.
--- On Thu, 6/19/08, Charles C. Berry <cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu> wrote:
> From: Charles C. Berry <cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: Re: [R] R web site-Useability & finding varous bits of documentation
> To: "John Kane" <jrkrideau at yahoo.ca>
> Cc: "R R-help" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Received: Thursday, June 19, 2008, 12:24 PM
> On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, John Kane wrote:
> > 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
> > However I realised that there seems to be no direct
> way to get to Other Publications or Contributed
> > 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.
> Look at the page source for
> and you will see the href URLs.
> Or if you use Firefox, right click on the link, select
> 'copy link
> location', and paste the result into your explanation
> or paste it into
> your location window and then bookmark it.
> > 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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