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

From: Hadley Wickham <>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:57:06 -0500

> Interesting. What's odd is that although that phrasing is used in multiple places on the net, it is not in the actual, nor in any other "official" places that I can spot.
> However, what gets displayed for SAS and Stata is not what is in their description tags?

Google takes the description tag as advice, but if it thinks the page is actually about something else, it will write its own summary.


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Department of Statistics / Rice University

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