[R] Instant search for R documentation
spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Wed Jun 12 12:58:41 CEST 2013
On 6/12/2013 1:03 AM, jonathan cornelissen wrote:
> I just wanted to share with you that we made a website over the weekend that allows "instant search" of the R documentation on CRAN, see: www.Rdocumentation.org. It's a first version, so any feedback/comments/criticism most welcome.
Interesting. Are you aware of the following:
* The R Wiki (the fourth item under "Documentation" on the
left at "r-project.org"). Might you want to consider merging your
"rdocumentation.org" with this?
- NOTE: The R Wiki unfortunately has not gotten the
attention and development I believe it deserves. I'm not sure why this
is. The standard Wikipedia gets many contributors. One difference I
noticed is that to edit this, one needs to login. That's not true for
Wikimedia projects. Beyond that, with stardard Mediawiki markup
language can intimidate some people. Fortunately, difficulties in using
the Mediawiki softaware will soon be reduced. One of the primary
priorities of the software development team at the Wikimedia Foundation
is modifying the Mediawiki software to include a beta version of a
visual (WYSIWYG) editor. I saw a demo of a beta version of this a month
ago. It's already available for limited use, but I don't think it's
quite ready yet. I think it might be wise to check for it later this year.
* The "sos" package with its vignette for searching CRAN
packages and getting the result sorted to place first the package with
the most matches.
Hope this helps.
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