Re: [Rd] Suggestions for packages / help / index (long mail)

From: Adaikalavan Ramasamy <ramasamy_at_cancer.org.uk>
Date: Mon 29 Nov 2004 - 11:18:59 EST

I am coming a bit late to the thread, so apologies if I am missing something. I believe that it would be more useful to index functions to particular keywords than a package itself.

I think we may have over-looked Prof. Harrell's suggestion (https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-gui/2004-November/000410.html) during the "Hidden costs of GPL software" thread.

His site (http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/s/finder/finder.html) is quite useful. If this was turned into a wiki or something similar, perhaps it could have much more benefit.

Regards, Adai

On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 14:15, Eric Lecoutre wrote:
> At 15:06 24/11/2004, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> >Eric Lecoutre <lecoutre <at> stat.ucl.ac.be> writes:
> >
> >: 6. Final point has already been discussed in the past. It is about misc
> >: packages and pieces of code. I propose the creation of 5 packages:
> >: - miscGraphics (keywords: misc, Graphics)
> >: - miscStatistics (keywords: misc, Statistics)
> >: - miscMathematics (keywords: misc, Mathematics)
> >: - miscBasics (keywords: misc, Basics)
> >: - miscProgramming (keywords: misc, Programming)
> >
> >Rather than preset the categories perhaps evolving them would
> >be better, just starting out with a single Misc package and then
> >decomposing it into multiple packages as the categories become
> >clear.
>
>
> Those categories are taken from KEYWORDS (master entries). I guess it
> wouldn't be difficult to still have substancial entries for those packages,
> if some misc package maintainer would make the job to break their package
> into pieces. BTW, I have to admit this choice is not easy to make for
> several reasons, the main one beeing to keep the ability to modify one's
> own contributions.
> For those packages, a collaborative plattform such as SourceForge and so
> on, with Sync-ability, could be a good choice.
>
> Eric
>
>
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