[Rd] CRAN task views: markdown? better .CSS?

Michael Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Thu Jan 31 15:50:33 CET 2013

CRAN task views are useful, but they seem difficult to write and 
maintain because the XML format is rather
limited (no sectioning) and the <packagelist> must be maintained manually.
They are also difficult to read because the generated html and .css used 
are extremely basic, giving an
overly dense page.

Are there any markdown-like tools for writing a CTV?  Is it possible to 
apply a custom .css to a CTV?


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