Re: [R] R web site-Useability & finding varous bits of documentation

From: Charles C. Berry <cberry_at_tajo.ucsd.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:24:53 -0700

On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, John Kane wrote:

> I was starting to write a note to a prospective R-user and came to the point of explaining how to get useful introductory information on R.
>
> After mentioning the Into and the FAQs I went on to try to explain how to use a lot of the contributed information.
>
> However I realised that there seems to be no direct way to get to Other Publications or Contributed Documenation.
>
> The best I have seen is to get to Books and then click on "other publications" which take one to "Publications related to R" or go to "other" (main page) and then click on "Contributed Documentation"
> which takes one to "Contributed Documentation" This seems less than optimal.
>
> Am I missing some more direct ways to get to "Publications related to R"
> and "Contributed Documentation"? I remember blundering around the site
> for some time (days in elapsed time?) before I managed to find these
> documents.

Look at the page source for

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

or

         http://cran.r-project.org/navbar.html

and you will see the href URLs.

Or if you use Firefox, right click on the link, select 'copy link location', and paste the result into your explanation or paste it into your location window and then bookmark it.

HTH, Chuck

>
> If I am not we may be losing a lot of potential users who just cannot find basic documentation. The Intro and the FAQs are invaluable but not exactly the best way for a complete noivice to get started.
>
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