[R] How to google for R stuff?

Emmanuel Charpentier charpent at bacbuc.dyndns.org
Wed May 20 23:38:39 CEST 2009

Le mercredi 20 mai 2009 à 09:02 -0400, Kynn Jones a écrit :
> 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.

ISTR having this question or very close ones at least thrice in the last
two months.

Time for a FAQ entry ? (It does not seem to exist : I checked...)

					Emmanuel Charpentier

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