Re: [Rd] Jazzing up the Task Views index page

From: Yihui Xie <xieyihui_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:38:47 -0600

Must be a big "posterior"... I especially love this pun.

Regards,
Yihui

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Ben Bolker <bbolker_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Barry Rowlingson <b.rowlingson <at> lancaster.ac.uk> writes:
>
>> 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:
>>
>> http://www.maths.lancs.ac.uk/~rowlings/R/TaskViews/
>>
>> 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.
>
> I love it. The only problem I have with it is that it's a little
> harder to grasp the whole list since the titles of the individual task
> views are now so spread out.
>
> What is it about Bayesian statistics and elephants? (Clark's book
> on Bayesian models for ecology also has an elephant.) Is it the
> elephant in the room no-one will talk about? Or is it the "give
> me four parameters and I'll draw you an elephant" thing?
>
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Yihui
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