[R] Instant search for R documentation

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Wed Jun 12 12:58:41 CEST 2013

On 6/12/2013 1:03 AM, jonathan cornelissen wrote:
> Hi,
> 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:

             * help.start()

             * 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.

> Best regards,
> Jonathan 		 	   		
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