[Rd] Jazzing up the Task Views index page

From: Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson_at_lancaster.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:58:25 +0000

A little while ago here we had a short discussion about Task Views - I think ignited by someone saying 'how many times do I have to say "have you read the Optimisation Task View?"?' and I poured some fuel on that fire by saying "Task Views" was a stupid name.

Anyway, I did say that Task Views were rather brilliant, but were let down by their hidden position on the R web sites (tucked away as the third element of a sub-menu of a CRAN mirror site linked to by the CRAN link from the Download menu on the main R home page). The index page is rather plain, so I designed a more engaging one. The result of my effort is now here:


Having done that, I even considered that something like that could replace the R Homepage. Giving new visitors an idea of the vast range of techniques and application areas available in R would seem to be better than the current graphic which has been there since perhaps 2004.

Comments, thoughts, flames, etc?


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