[Rd] Adding a "description" meta-tag to the R homepage

From: Tal Galili <tal.galili_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:49:55 +0300


Hello all,
I hope I'm writing to the correct place.

I believe that the R homepage will benefit from including the "description" meta tag in it's homepage.
The reason is that google uses that tag to decide what to show when the R homepage shows up on a search result.
The current description of the first result of searching "R" in google is:

"*R*, also called GNU S, is a strongly functional language and environment to statistically explore data sets, make many graphical displays of data from custom *..."*
*
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This defention is truncated.

It seems that other statistical packages (and some known open source projects) already noticed this. Here is what they write about themselves (when searching for their name on google):

I hope this helps.

Best,
Tal

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