[R] How to google for R stuff?

Jonathan Baron baron at psych.upenn.edu
Wed May 20 15:18:02 CEST 2009

See http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/
for many options for searching for R stuff.

If you type R into Google, the R home page usually comes up first.  I
was amazed when this happened 9 years ago.

And now, if I type "R lmer" into Google (without the quotes), a whole
bunch of relevant stuff comes up, although it isn't so systematically
arranged as with the other search options.


On 05/20/09 09:02, Kynn Jones wrote:
> Hi!  I'm new to R programming, though I've been programming in other
> languages for years.
> One thing I find most frustrating about R is how difficult it is to use
> Google (or any other search tool) to look for answers to my R-related
> questions.  With languages with even slightly more distinctive names like
> Perl, Java, Python, Matlab, OCaml, etc., usually including the name of the
> language in the query is enough to ensure that the top hits are relevant.
>  But this trick does not work for R, because the letter R appears by itself
> in so many pages, that the chaff overwhelms the wheat, so to speak.
> So I'm curious to learn what strategies R users have found to get around
> this annoyance.
> TIA!
> KJ
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Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
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