Re: [R] Glossay of available R functions

From: Patricia J. Hawkins <>
Date: Fri 03 Feb 2006 - 09:50:30 EST

>>>>> "JB" == Jonathan Baron <> writes:

JB> In addition, the search page at

JB> can search all functions of all CRAN packages.

JB> This is also available through

JB> RSiteSearch(string,restrict="functions").

Thank you all! In fact, what I was looking for was just the glossary of objects in the base package; the effective equivalent of the Python Standard Library, or for C, Harbison & Steele's _C, A Reference Manual_.

I assume that's what the original poster wanted too, since he was commenting that subset was new to him, though he did say "list of functions in R". I'd searched through everything _else_ in the help system looking for such a glossary; I hadn't thought to look under *Packages*, as those are, of course, add-ons.

So a comment such as "For an index of R basic objects, see the 'base' package under *Packages*" on the help.start() index page would be helpful. Also perhaps a link from the Language Reference Manual, since that's where I looked first.

By the way, in general the documentation and help facilities are stellar.

Patricia J. Hawkins 
Hawkins Internet Applications

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