Re: [R] A long digression on packages

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun 05 Jun 2005 - 23:15:49 EST

On 6/5/05, Jim Lemon <bitwrit@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> There are now about 500 packages on CRAN. Some are focused, covering a
> particular area well, easy for the prospective user to discover their
> potential usefulness, while others are less so.

CRAN Task Views

   http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Views/

is one way of addressing CRAN organization.

> I consider the plotrix package

With respect to graphics, the R command:

   demo(graphics)

provides a demonstration of what can be done in R (maybe plotrix should have a demo too?) and the site:

   http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques/

provides examples of what can be done in R using various packages and accepts content contributions.

Also the R RSiteSearch function and help.search function are useful for discovery although the latter will only find functions in installed libraries.



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