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

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Thu Jan 31 17:28:50 CET 2013

See this page by Barry Rowlingson:

Given that CRAN maintainers do not even use JavaScript, I bet CSS does
not matter either; plain text is plain good.

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
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On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Michael Friendly <friendly at yorku.ca> wrote:
> 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?
> -Michael
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