[Rd] British or American spelling?
hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Apr 27 15:05:59 MEST 2003
>>>>> Gordon Smyth writes:
> I was curious to read the following in the "Guidelines for Rd files" at
> "For consistency, aim to use British (rather than American)
> spelling. (NB: British spelling often uses -ize as in
> `capitalize'. The view of > spell -b of British spelling is a
> flawed American one. There are English/Scottish differences
> because R seems to use American spellings throughout, e.g., "color"
> instead of "colour".
> What is the current R-devel view on this?
I don't think it is 'throughout' but rather a mixture of both, for both
R and packages on CRAN, and I don't think we can force the exclusive
use of British spelling.
Actually, this is one of the main motivations for having functionality
for fuzzy matching in R.
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