Re: [R] How to search for packages - wrap up!

From: Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 23:26:27 -0500

On Feb 5, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Monica Pisica wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
>
> I have to recognize that my post certainly shows my lack of skills
> in really navigating the R web page .... i am surprised that only
> one or two persons wrote me about the "Task Views" - it is what i
> was after - although maybe too general for my lazy taste - but hei
> - it is there and certainly makes my life easier. So - Thank you
> John and Gabor and Roger for pointing this out. I cannot believe
> that i never discovered this by myself ...... If anybody takes up
> the challenge Roger set up i would love to see it ;-))
>

I have to say that the Task Views are a tad harder to find than I would have expected. Namely, if someone goes to the main page:

http://www.r-project.org/

shouldn't there be a direct link to the Task Views page? Currently you have to go through CRAN, but I would not think of going to the CRAN link under the "Download" section, if what I was looking for was Task Views. Task Views have nothing to do with "Download", and from a new/potential user's perspective they have nothing to do with CRAN either.

But perhaps I am missing something very obvious?

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Hanover College



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