[Rd] A possible improvement to apropos
Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at
Fri Dec 15 18:08:09 CET 2006
>>>>> Robert Gentleman writes:
> I would vastly prefer apropos to be case insensitive by default. The
> point of it is to find things similar to a string, not the same as, and
> given that capitalization in R is somewhat erratic (due to many authors,
> and some of those changing their minds over the years), I find the
> current apropos of little use.
> I would also, personally prefer some sort of approximate matching since
> there are different ways to spell some words, and some folks abbreviate
> parts of words.
The same design has been employed by help.search for a long time, for
exactly the same reasons (albeit with slightly different agrep
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