Re: [R] Feature request: rating/review system for R packages

From: Jim Lemon <jim_at_bitwrit.com.au>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:55:43 +1100

On 03/21/2011 04:33 AM, Janko Thyson wrote: ...
Hi Janko,
As Dieter said, Crantastic is an opportunity for R users to give both quickie ratings and reviews of packages. I have to say that doing a review isn't trivial. I feel that I should use a package for a while before I can review it, and the big packages would take quite some time to work through even the majority of functions, especially if you didn't normally use them. Nonetheless, I try to keep a running tally on the packages that I use, and when I've got a feeling for the capability, reliability and ease of use, I try to sit down and write one. I have an idea that many packages are downloaded and one or two useful functions are used a lot by any given user.

Ben's idea has been floated before, but either no one has put it together or I haven't heard of it. That would probably produce a lot more information, and the sum of a package's usage is meaningful.

Jim



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