[Rd] Wishlist - Give R a name that shows up in search engines ...
hin-tak.leung at cimr.cam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 8 15:55:51 CET 2006
roger bos wrote:
> Indeed, when I was writing code in Java or VBA and I needed code, say to
> buble sort or invert a CDF, I could find many examples on the web since
> the user base was so large. R has something better: CRAN. It was
> really smart to make a central repository where useRs can share code.
> No other language that I can think of really has an equivalent. All I
> have to do it search CRAN and I can find 99% of what out there (I'm
> making a guess on the actual number here).
Hang on there - "No other language that I can think of really has
an equivalent." - have you heard of CPAN, and CTAN? CRAN
was modelled *after* CPAN, which in turn was modelled after CTAN...
Either of them is far bigger in size, far older in history, and far
In fact, I am sorry to say, the search engine of either CPAN or CTAN
are better than CRAN's. (this last sentence is subjective, of course).
Obviously not a Perl nor TeX user then.
(probably not a good idea to express this on r-devel, nevermind)
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