Re: [Rd] Task views

From: Paul Gilbert <>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:38:10 -0500

On 12-02-11 01:10 PM, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> On 11.02.2012 18:55, Patrick Burns wrote:

>> On 11/02/2012 08:25, Hans W Borchers wrote:
>>> Vartanian, Ara<aravart<at>> writes:
>>>> All,
>>>> I am looking for
>> ...
>>> Why is it necessary over and over again to point to the Optimization
>>> Task
>>> View?
>> ...
>> Now it could be that people are not trying
>> very hard to solve their own problems, but
>> to be fair it is a pretty gruelling process
>> to find the Task Views.
>> May I suggest that there be a "Task Views" item
>> on the left sidebar of the R website in the
>> Documentation section?
> It is in the left side bar of CRAN already.
> Uwe

Yes, on CRAN but not on the R Homepage. I do agree with Hans that people do not seem to find it easily. One reason may be the term "Task Views" is fine once you know what it is, but it is not completely self explanatory, so you have to look to see what it is. Thus, a bit like reading documentation, people do not always do it. Perhaps a bullet in "Getting Started" would help?

Paul mailing list Received on Sat 11 Feb 2012 - 18:45:27 GMT

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