[Rd] package DESCRIPTION file and CRAN Task View entries?

From: Jeff Hamann <jeff.hamann_at_forestinformatics.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:11:41 -0800


I'm in the middle of a long overdue package update, and after seeing the CRAN Task Views I thought there would be an entry, in the DESCRIPTIONS file, for that entry that appears on the package webpage.

For example,

http://cran.case.edu/web/packages/vegan/index.html

Since it's been some time since I've updated the package, I did a little reading (R-exts.pdf) and web searching and recently read on http://www.r-bloggers.com/another-look-at-cran-task-views/

"These are web pages that are maintained by volunteers with expertise in a specified area. The maintainers provide annotated guidance to routines and packages."

I'm not sure I'm correct about this, but I'm beginning to think there is no connection between the DESCRIPTIONS file and the CRAN Task View entry on the web page.

Is that correct?

I'd like to add the updated rconifers package to the Environmetrics View.

Package rconifers provides a set of forest growth simulators and miscellaneous functions for data analysis in forestry.

Since the CRAN Task View is used to help organize the r packages better, help novice users find appropriate packages, and provide information on new packages, is there any talk of adding this "feature?"

Respectfully,
Jeff.

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